WHAT KIND OF FUTURE DO WE WANT TO LIVE IN?
In this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking, Academy Award winner, Jeff Bridges shares the screen with scientists, profound thinkers and a dazzling array of Earth’s living creatures to reveal eye-opening concepts about ourselves and our past, providing fresh insights into our subconscious motivations and their unintended consequences. Living in the Future's Past shows how no one can predict how major changes might emerge from the spontaneous actions of the many. How energy takes many forms as it moves through and animates everything. How, as we come to understand our true connection to all there is, we will need to redefine our expectations, not as what we will lose, but what we might gain by preparing for something different.
Jarrod Troutbeck is an environmentalist and Managing Director of Climates, a registered charity which links communities across the Australia-Pacific region to address their climate challenges together. Jarrod worked for eight years at the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance in tax, revenue and climate policy roles. In 2014, Jarrod worked with the National Reserve Bank of Tonga to build capabilities in measuring and forecasting the country's agricultural and economic performance, as an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development. Jarrod studied his Master of Environment at the University of Melbourne, and excelled in the Melbourne Accelerator Program's social enterprise fellowship, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Development Fellowship. Jarrod has been an official judge for the United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Climate Action Awards
Jacynta Fa'amau has been working in the climate movement since late 2014 after being inspired by the Canoe vs Coal campaign in Newcastle lead by the Pacific Climate Warriors, a youth-led grassroots network working with communities to fight climate change from the Pacific Islands. Since then Jacynta has been connecting stories from the frontline communities in the Pacific to communities across Australia through art and storytelling. Jacynta is a member of the Council of Elders with the Pacific Climate Warriors, representing the Pacific diaspora communities and is an organiser of 350 Australia team.
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.
5.45pm doors open, nourishing food and drink available, local exhibitors
6.45pm film commences
8.30pm Q&A panel
9.00pm event concludes