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Thu 20 May 2010, 5:45pm–6:45pm

Where: Downstage Theatre, 12 Cambridge Tce, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $15.00
  • Unwaged, concession, student: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Downstage

What is the role of imagination in envisaging a sustainable society?

Dialogues with Tomorrow places artists in conversation with scientists, business people and thinkers on themes related to climate change. In each session, an artist or cultural commentator presents ideas and work inspired by environmental issues. A response is provided an expert in the field, followed by discussion that brings together the knowledge, ideas and reactions of the speakers.

What is life like for our Pacific neighbours subject to an increasingly volatile climate? How have international misconceptions exacerbated problems for Pacific peoples? Sean Weaver responds to There Once was an Island, Briar March and Lyn Collie's film about the first impacts of climate change on the remote atoll of Takuu.

Guest speakers:
Lyn Collie, Filmmakers - Lyn is an independent filmmaker and writer. She produced, directed and edited Cruise Control, a 2005 documentary on “boy-racer” culture in Auckland and her work has also been screened at the Dunedin Fringe and Mothra Film Festivals. She has a production company, On the Level Productions with Briar March. There Once was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho is her first feature documentary.

Briar March, Filmmaker - Briar is a documentary filmmaker, currently completing an MFA at Stanford University as a Fulbright scholar. Fascinated by polarizing and colorful subject matter, and angered by environmental and human rights issues, her films are diverse in style but consistently grounded in a passionate desire to communicate. Other films include, Allie Eagle and Me, a reflexive portrait of the feminist artist Allie Eagle and her astonishing journey from lesbian separatism to celibate Christianity.

Dr Sean Weaver, Environmental Consultant - Sean Weaver is Principal of Carbon Partnership Ltd, a climate change solutions consultancy focusing on climate change mitigation, with an emphasis on voluntary actions. He has over 20 years experience in environmental protection in NZ and the Pacific Islands, and is a member of the NZ Royal Society Climate Committee and an expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Restaurants to book near Dialogues with Tomorrow: Islands