Sea Change & SDGs at African Film Festival

Sea Change & SDGs at African Film Festival

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Several African-Australian community leaders, including IWC Project Officer Edith Kamundi, along with special guest journalist Peter Greste, will explore the Sustainable Development Goals through the documentary screening of Sea Change at Princess Theatre in Woolloongabba, Brisbane 12 May.

Presented as part of the Australian Festival of African Film: Films and the African Story, the session will begin with the screening of Sea Change before a panel discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals. The documentary follows the grassroots efforts of Ikal Anfelei, a native Turkana, to halt construction of the Gibe III Dam in Ethiopia in order to protect the Indigenous people who rely on the Omo River and Lake Turkana as their vital source of water. When Ikal left Turkana to pursue her Masters from Stony Brook University, she felt that she might be leaving her homeland for good. When Richard Leakey, who mentored Angelei at the Turkana Basin Institute, informs her of the impending Gibe III Dam, Ikal is forced to rethink her position.

Presented by Flying Aya Media and Kyeema Foundation, the Film Festival aims to inspire an Australian community to understand the real Africa through quality film. Presented at the Princess Theatre in Woolloongabba, Brisbane on the 12 May, tickets are $60 and include an evening of short films with live performance responses, a feature film, dinner and dancing.

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit: www.humanitix.com/events/afaffilmfest/ and follow the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2042359836039739/  for announcements.

 

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