MDFF: Saving Warru / Homefront

DOUBLE FEATURE! Follwed by a filmmaker Q&A

Director: Daniel Clarke/Amy Pysden
Runtime: 1 hour 2 mins
Premiere Status: Melbourne Premiere

Featuring 20 min Q&A

Warru, or black-footed rock wallaby, is one of South Australia's most endangered mammals. In 2007, when numbers dropped below 200 in the remote central desert, the Warru Recovery Team was formed to help save the precious species from extinction. Bringing together contemporary science, practical on-ground threat management and traditional Anangu ecological knowledge, this unique decade-long program has recently celebrated the release of dozens of warru to the wild for the first time. Come on a remarkable adventure in conservation and culture as the Indigenous people of the deserts of Australia fight to save a national icon.

Director: Michael Wilkins
Runtime: 48 mins
Premiere Status: Melbourne Premiere

What happens when you destroy a war memorial, and what do you put in its place? These questions faced arts officer Colin James and project manager and artist Amanda Gibson, as they looked for ways to replace the much-loved Greensborough War Memorial statues. Through interviews with local war veterans we learn narratives of terrible injuries, paralysing fear, humour, and love. HOMEFRONT is an insider’s view of the creation of a new type of war memorial and a new way of telling stories of war and of homecoming.

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Rating E
Genre Documentary
Running Time 110
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