Damon Gameau Tours Australia
How many Australians talk about their love for their country, want to protect it, buy more Australian-made products? Are we all talk? It’s easy to make these comments and do nothing about it.
It isn’t easy, I know. I do my best to buy fresh and packaged Australian products and recycle as best I can but sometimes I feel like a Paedocypris Progenetica in a 361.9 million square kilometre world ocean.
But I am more than ever aware of what is happening to mother earth and try to do my bit albeit a small contributor.
This is why I am such a fan of Damon Gameau, he is courageous and inspirational and already has created global awareness with his passionate projects, and we can learn so much from him.
So when I was sent the trailer of his most recent film Regenerating Australia I had to share my excitement as Damon is about to begin his National Q&A tour of Australia.
Creator of the eye-opening documentary and controversial That Sugar Film Damon Gameau discovered and documented the bitter truth about sugar. He transformed himself into a ‘human lab rat’ to trial the effects of a high sugar diet on the human body and it was fascinating to watch.
It was Australia’s highest-earning cinema documentary that raised global awareness of the impact of hidden sugars and the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body. For many, including myself, we have never been the same since when it comes to sugar. I once had a lollie jar on my desk at work and still have a stash in my pantry but I can honestly say I have dramatically changed my habits for the better. We have all been indoctrinated since birth to think our sugar craving is normal but Damon found out otherwise and made a difference.
Following this Damon directed another compelling documentary 2040 including his 2040: A Household Handbook for the Regeneration about our inaction on climate change and its devastating effects on the planet.
When he became a father Damon was powerfully influenced and concerned about his child’s potential future and decided to do something about it and tell a story of what the world could look like in 2040 and how the world could be if we started to do things differently right now. It was his plea was for the adoption of community-building, energy-generating, connection-forging, forest-renewing, and ocean-replenishing. And he hasn’t stopped there.
New Documentary: Regenerating Australia
This time Damon’s subject matter is Regenerating Australia and features key celebrities Kerry O’Brien, Sandra Sully, Gorgi Coghlan, Tim Flannery, David Pocock , and other well-known voices who follow on from solutions explored in 2040.
With another unique format, the question is asked, ‘What would Australia look like by 2030 if we simply listened to the needs of its people?’
The story is based on a four-month interview process with Australians from all walks of life who shared their hopes and dreams for the country’s future, it is a new story for our nation: a story of empowerment. A story of solutions. A story of regeneration.
Produced in partnership with WWF-Australia, the film is set on New Year’s Eve 2029 and takes the form of a news bulletin looking back at the decade that could be. A decade that saw Australia transition to a fairer, cleaner, more community-focused economy.
We see greener, more vibrant cities and communities; what a high-speed rail network connecting regional areas and cities would look like; the environmental and social effects of large-scale wind, solar, battery and hydrogen projects; and the impacts of landscapes coming to life when regenerative agriculture and reforestation programs combine with First Nations knowledge and fire ecology to bring more people back onto the land.
In conjunction with the film’s release, WWF-Australia is launching an Innovate to Regenerate challenge, providing $2 million in seed funding to help local communities, innovators, and experts to bring the film to life and establish or scale up innovative solutions that reverse environmental damage and help humans live in harmony with nature.
Not to be missed for those who care about our planet.
REGENERATING AUSTRALIA Screenings:
NSW – Premiere in Sydney on Friday, March 4 at the Sunset Cinema in North Sydney
Victoria – Sunday, March 6 at the Meat Market in North Melbourne.
Gameau will then embark on a nation-wide series of special Q&A events in capital cities and regional towns
Queensland – from April 19-21 & April 30 – May 8. Specific dates & venues confirmed closer to the event
All screenings will feature an audience Q&A with expert panellists and live entertainment from local artists.
Tickets will be free for those under 18 and all revenue from adult ticket sales will go directly to participating First Nations speakers and local artists.
Screening information and tickets are available at www.regeneratingaustralia.com/see-the-film.
Damon Gameau of Regen Studios says; After a traumatic two years for many Australians, this film and these special event screenings provide some much-needed inspiration and optimism for what could be achieved in the years ahead. It will be an uplifting night of music, film, and robust conversation about the future of this country.
Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggCNSlmSecI
REGENERATING AUSTRALIA and its supporting impact campaign will help to build the social, economic and political licence to accelerate a transition to a regenerative economy that values Australia’s greatest assets – First Nations wisdom, our natural environment and our community spirit.
2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration by Damon Gameau – SBN: 9781760554149, available online
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