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Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

The Longevity Film (Geelong)

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A STORY ABOUT AGING HAPPY, HEALTHY & FREE OF DISEASE

The Longevity Film investigates the complex topic of ageing by documenting the longest lived, healthiest & happiest cultures from around the world.

Filmmaker Kale Brock (The Gut Movie, 2018) visits specific communities with significantly improved average life expectancies, remarkably low rates of disease and an extremely high quality of life well into the later years. Traveling to Okinawa (Japan), Loma Linda (California) and Ikaria (Greece) for a deep dive into longevity culture and what it really takes to get well and stay well, Brock delivers this transformational documentary with light hearted wit and a warm sense of relatability.

Featured expert commentary by Dr. Mark Hyman, Nick Buettner, Dr. Ross Walker, Dr. Craig Wilcox, Paul Chek, Daniel Vitalis, Dr. Damian Kristof & more.

“The longevity cultures live, on average, 8-10 years longer than us, and these are good quality years, often spent surrounded by friends and family with a big smile on their face. We don’t have that in the West. We waste away, dying earlier and unhappier than we need to. The truth is, we’re not living in a way that’s conducive to longevity. Whilst making this film even I realised that I needed to totally rethink my lifestyle if I wanted to stay well – that’s a huge challenge to overcome. “

Kale Brock
Director

Q&A panel

Announced soon

About the event
Through thought-provoking events that inspire action, and using the power of film to illuminate the issues of our time, Suburban Sandcastles is a movement for people seeking to live with their minds opened by wonder, not closed by belief. Join us at The Potato Shed in Drysdale for a nourishing meal and wholefood snacks available for purchase before the film. Connect with our community and explore what's on offer from our wellness and lifestyle exhibitors.

Event program
6pm doors open, nourishing food and drink available, local exhibitors
7pm film commences
8pm Q&A panel
8.30pm event concludes


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Nov
20
5:30 PM17:30

The Longevity Film (Bayside Melbourne)

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A STORY ABOUT AGING HAPPY, HEALTHY & FREE OF DISEASE

The Longevity Film investigates the complex topic of ageing by documenting the longest lived, healthiest & happiest cultures from around the world.

Filmmaker Kale Brock (The Gut Movie, 2018) visits specific communities with significantly improved average life expectancies, remarkably low rates of disease and an extremely high quality of life well into the later years. Traveling to Okinawa (Japan), Loma Linda (California) and Ikaria (Greece) for a deep dive into longevity culture and what it really takes to get well and stay well, Brock delivers this transformational documentary with light hearted wit and a warm sense of relatability.

Featured expert commentary by Dr. Mark Hyman, Nick Buettner, Dr. Ross Walker, Dr. Craig Wilcox, Paul Chek, Daniel Vitalis, Dr. Damian Kristof & more.

“The longevity cultures live, on average, 8-10 years longer than us, and these are good quality years, often spent surrounded by friends and family with a big smile on their face. We don’t have that in the West. We waste away, dying earlier and unhappier than we need to. The truth is, we’re not living in a way that’s conducive to longevity. Whilst making this film even I realised that I needed to totally rethink my lifestyle if I wanted to stay well – that’s a huge challenge to overcome. “

Kale Brock
Director

Q&A panel

Dr Damian Kristof
Nutritionist, Naturopath and Chiropractor, Dr Damian Kristof is a highly sought after presenter and speaker in the Wellness industry. With over 20 years of experience, Damian’s in-depth knowledge of the body, nervous system food functions and responses coupled with his friendly and dynamic presenting style, has him in high demand. Focusing on food as key to unlocking optimal health and wellness, Damian presents in-depth facts and concepts that have never before been readily available to the public - offering all audiences from industry experts to the general public highly valuable content as he engages, educates and inspires audiences across the globe.

About the event
Through thought-provoking events that inspire action, and using the power of film to illuminate the issues of our time, Suburban Sandcastles is a movement for people seeking to live with their minds opened by wonder, not closed by belief. Join us at Shirley Burke Theatre in Parkdale, Bayside Melbourne for a nourishing meal, fresh juice, wholefood snacks, beer and wine, all available for purchase before the film. Connect with our community and explore what's on offer from our wellness and lifestyle exhibitors. 

SESSION 1 - doors open 5.30pm, film starts 6.30pm

SESSION 2 - doors open 7.30pm, film starts 8.30pm

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Sep
17
5:45 PM17:45

Untouchable

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EXPLORE WITH US THE CHALLENGE OF THE LAW, ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ VIEWS, AND EMPOWERING CHILDREN IN BODY SAFETY

When the most powerful lobbyist in Florida discovers that the nanny has sexually abused his daughter, he harnesses his extraordinary political power to pass the toughest sex offender laws in the US. UNTOUCHABLE chronicles his crusade, and its impact on the lives of several of the 800,000 people forced to live under the kinds of laws he has championed. The film interweaves intimate portraits of men and women who have been branded sex offenders with the heartbreaking stories of those who have suffered sexual abuse. It is a film that pushes viewers toward an uncomfortable place, requiring them to walk in the shoes of those who have survived sexual abuse, but to still bear witness to the experiences of those we revile.

“The film opens our eyes to the suffering of people on both sides of a controversial fence. Made with compassion for all of its subjects, the film is a fascinating look into how laws are created with the best of intentions, but enforced in problematic and sometimes destructive ways.” ~ Tribeca Jury

Winner of the Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award at the Tribeca Film Festival
Winner of the jury prize at the the Berkshire International Film Festival
Winner of the SIMA Impact Award for Transparency

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Q&A panel

Mayumi Purvis, PhD, is a clinical criminologist, independent consultant, researcher and academic. She has been course co-ordinator and co-lecturer in a post-graduate course in sexual offender management at the University of Melbourne for the past 8 years, and has delivered training to over 2000 correctional staff around Australia on sexual offender management. 
Mayumi has published widely in the area of sexual offender management and is the lead author of “Applying the Good Lives Model to the Case Management of Sexual Offenders: A Practical Guide for Probation Officers, Parole Officers, and Case Workers”.
Mayumi now lectures in counselling ethics at Monash University and works as a therapist in her own private practice in Bayside.

Caroline Ellen is a social worker who believes all children deserve a childhood free to play and discover.

As a social worker for Berry Street for close to a decade, Caroline worked in therapeutic foster care. Partnering with foster carers and Child Protection, Caroline’s focus was helping children to recover from trauma. She supported children who had experienced all forms of abuse, including children demonstrating sexualised behaviours as a result of abuse.

Caroline is also a qualified protective behaviours facilitator working to prevent child sexual abuse. She has delivered Act for Kids’ pioneering body safety program, ‘Learn to Be Safe with Emmy & Friends’ to more than 3000 primary school children.

As the founder of Safer Stronger Kids, Caroline’s mission is to improve children’s physical and emotional safety through stronger child-parent relationships. She offers accessible parent mentoring and innovative online courses. Caroline’s flagship body safety program empowers parents to initiate difficult conversations and create a family culture of body safety.

Caroline holds a Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Media and Communications from the University of Melbourne. She has completed a Diploma of Management, a Diploma of Project Management and the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

You can find Caroline on Facebook at Caroline Ellen – Safer Stronger Kids.

About the event
Through thought-provoking events that inspire action, and using the power of film to illuminate the issues of our time, Suburban Sandcastles is a movement for people seeking to live with their minds opened by wonder, not closed by belief. Join us at Shirley Burke Theatre in Parkdale, Bayside Melbourne for a nourishing meal, fresh juice, wholefood snacks, beer and wine, all available for purchase before the film. Connect with our community and explore what's on offer from our wellness and lifestyle exhibitors. 

Event program
5.45pm doors open, nourishing food and drink available, local exhibitors
6.45pm film commences
8.30pm Q&A panel
9.00pm event concludes





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Aug
21
5:45 PM17:45

2040

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2040 is a hybrid feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW! Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) embarks on journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Damon blends traditional documentary with dramatised sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board of how these solutions could regenerate the world for future generations.

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Q&A panel

Tim Landells, B-Alternative
I am the festival manager and environmental consultant at B-Alternative. My primary role is to help events, schools and corporates decrease their waste, increase resource recovery and maximise profitability. I thrive off creating positive environmental and behaviour change you can immediately see.

Jacqui and Lisa, 'Sustainable You' podcast
Jacqui and Lisa are self proclaimed Urban Hippies, waste warriors and passionate women. They are hosts of the Sustainable You Podcast, where they share practical information, that inspires and teaches others about the effects of climate change and the ways they can improve their personal impacts and those of their community.

About the event
Through thought-provoking events that inspire action, and using the power of film to illuminate the issues of our time, Suburban Sandcastles is a movement for people seeking to live with their minds opened by wonder, not closed by belief. Join us at Shirley Burke Theatre in Parkdale, Bayside Melbourne for a nourishing meal, fresh juice, wholefood snacks, beer and wine, all available for purchase before the film. Connect with our community and explore what's on offer from our wellness and lifestyle exhibitors. 

Event program
5.45pm doors open, nourishing food and drink available, local exhibitors
6.45pm film commences
8.30pm Q&A panel
9.00pm event concludes



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