ACMI & Melbourne Women in Film Festival presents
The Weather Diaries
17 Feb - 24 Feb 2021
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A mother contemplates the future of her musician daughter emerging in the shadow of the twin threats of climate change and mass extinction.
Ruminating on our failure to understand the effects of climate change and the implications for the future generation, The Weather Diaries is a story both personal and political. Filmed over 6 years, Kathy Drayton's documentary reaches its climax in 2020; as temperatures rise, bushfires rage, and the flying foxes that usually soar over Sydney die in record numbers.
This screening is preceded by short film Our Atoll Speaks, Ko Talatala Mai Tō Mātou Wenua
Unclassified (All Ages)
Contains material available for all ages
Short film included in this package
Our Atoll Speaks, Ko Talatala Mai Tō Mātou Wenua
Director: Gemma Cubero del Barrio | Writers: Gemma Cubero del Barrio, Amelia Rachel Hokule'a Borofsky, Florence Ngatokorua "Johnny" Tiane Frisbie | Producer: Gemma Cubero del Barrio, Amelia Rachel Hokule'a Borofsky | United States | 2019 | 12 mins
The communal film poem meditates on the environmental knowledge of the people of Pukapuka/Nassau, an atoll in the Northern Group of the Cook Islands. As climate changes poses the biggest threat to our oceans, islands, diversity, Indigenous knowledge and conservation practices developed over thousands of years have something to teach us.