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Streaming on-demand February 18 – March 13
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Welcome to Transitions Film Festival Online, screening virtually in 2022! Films are available to watch on-demand for the duration of the Festival period (February 18 – March 13). Films are geo-blocked to ALL OF AUSTRALIA, which means you can watch the films, no matter which state you live in! Once a film is unlocked (after you press play), you have 48 hours to complete your viewing. If you plan to see 3 or more films, we have a range of festival passes available for purchase.

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Film Program Guide

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70/30

138 minutes | Denmark | 2021 | Directed by: Phie Ambo

Looking to serve as an inspirational beacon for movements and governments around the world, 70/30 tells the story of the Danish people’s quest to set an ambitious target of a 70% reduction in greenhouse gasses by 2030.

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A.rtificial I.mmortality

75 minutes | Canada | 2021 | Directed by: Ann Shin

Featuring world-renowned visionaries like Nick Bostrom, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Douglas Rushkoff, Ben Goertzel and Deepak Chopra, Artificial Immortality explores the possibilities of post-biological life, digital consciousness, and immortal identity.

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The Ants and the Grasshopper

74 minutes | USA, Malawi, UK | 2021 | Directed by: Raj Patel and Zak Piper

Anita Chitaya has many gifts; she can help bring abundant food from dead soil, she can make men fight for gender equality, and she can end child hunger in her village. Now to save her home from extreme weather, she faces her greatest challenge: persuading Americans that climate change is real.

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Australian Shorts

A diverse selection of inspiring Australian shorts exploring the state of our world and the future we want. Films in this year’s Australian shorts program engage with topics including: bushfire resilience, ocean health, sustainable food systems, and climate change.

I Am Ocean (08:44), Ngatanwarr | An Open Door (07:32), A Community Under Fire (23:00), Stories From the Smoke (02:29), Joost Bakker says GROW SOME FOOD – The New Joneses (09:00), Dr. Anika Molesworth says CUT OUT CARBON – The New Joneses, Oakhill (15:00)

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Barricade

83 minutes | Germany | 2021 | Directed by: David Klammer

Get a front-row seat to the inspirational, heart-breaking, and incredibly creative world of forest defenders in Germany as they fight relentlessly to protect their beloved woodlands from destruction.

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Dear Future Children

89 minutes | Germany, UK, Austria | 2021 | Directed by: Franz Bahm

With global protests on the rise, Dear Future Children is a film about the new generation at the heart of this seismic political shift. A film about the next generation, made by the next generation.

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Dream On. Yearning for Change

97 minutes | Germany | 2020 | Directed by: Valentin Thurn

From delivery air balloons to tiny houses to islands made out of trash, Dream On shows us how to imagine new worlds and bring them into reality.

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Ecocide

90 minutes | Germany | 2020 | Directed by: Andres Veiel

Set in the fictional world of 2034, Ecocide is a psychological and philosophical thriller that puts Germany on trial for its insufficient action on preventing climate chaos.

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Father of The Cyborgs

76 minutes | USA | 2021 | Directed by: David Burke

Phil Kennedy made global headlines in the late 90’s by connecting the brain of a paralyzed man to a computer. In 2014, he shocked the scientific community and his family when he put an implant in his own brain for research–a brazen act that almost incapacitated him for life. The controversial inventor now wonders if the field he pioneered may lead to unintended consequences for humanity.

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First We Eat

101 minutes | Canada | 2020 | Directed by: Suzanne Crocker

Putting food sovereignty to the test in the far North of Canada, filmmaker Suzanne Crocker, living just 300 km from the Arctic Circle, bans all grocery store food from her house for one year. Add three sceptical teenagers, one reluctant husband, no salt, no caffeine, no sugar and -40 temperatures….and you have yourself an impossible challenge. Or is it?

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Food for the Rest of Us 

83 minutes | Canada | 2021 | Directed by: Caroline Cox

It’s more than what we put in our mouths, it’s how we shape our society. Food for the Rest of Us illustrates how we can return to the land, build movements and nourish our souls with food.

Screening with short film Joost Bakker says GROW SOME FOOD

A celebration of urban farming from The New Joneses. Part of The New Joneses Road Trip 2021.

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Forest for the Trees

91 minutes | Canada | 2021 | Directed by: Rita Leistner

A war photographer returns to Canada to be embedded with a community of 100 tree planters who overcome grueling conditions and emotional challenges to bring a forest back to life.

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Hot Money

118 minutes | USA | 2021 | Directed by: Susan Kucera

With wit, satire, and historical context, Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, General Wesley Clark and his son Wes Clark Jr. take us on a journey through the financial circulatory system connecting farmers, homeowners, bankers, academics, and business professionals in a tale that explains the knot of economic forces that can lead to collapse and how to untie it.

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Impact Shorts

A diverse selection of inspiring international shorts exploring creative responses to the challenges of our modern world. Films in this year’s shorts program engage with topics including: environmental activism, art and social commentary, plastic pollution, climate change, and a celebration of urban cycling.

These Moments (20:00), Humanity Has Not Yet Failed (08:00), They Keep Quiet So We Make Noise (12:21), Toxic Neighbor (25:12:00), Spokespeople (23:30)

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Inferno Without Borders 

52 minutes | Australia | 2021 | Directed by: Sandrine Charruyer and  Sophie Lepowic (Co-Director)

Can we use our past to save our future? Inferno Without Borders explores the potential for ancient wisdom to help fight against bushfires in the era of the climate crisis.

Short film: A Community Under Fire

A Community Under Fire highlights the small country town of Braidwood, New South Wales, in the face of devastating forest fires. As the townspeople rallies together to fight the fires and rise from the ashes, a story emerges of a community who stand courageous and united.

Short film: Neville Jetta says HEAL COUNTRY 

Proud Noongar Man, AFL defender, Melbourne Football Club shares his vision for the future. Part of The New Joneses Roadtrip 2021

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Mountains of Plastic + Shorts

39 minutes | Italy | 2021 | Directed by: Manuel Camia

Travelling to some of the most beautiful and remote glaciers in the world, a team of researchers from the University of Milan show us how even the most isolated regions on the planet cannot escape the reach of plastic pollution.

Shorts: They Keep Quiet So We Make Noise (12:21), Out of Plastic (20:00), Tish King says AVOID PACKAGING

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One Word

83 minutes | Germany | 2020 |  Directed by: Viviana and Mark Uriona

Using the fate of the Marshall Islands as a case study, One Word demonstrates the heartbreaking impacts of global warming and rising sea levels. Despite the odds, however, the people of the Marshall Islands are not without hope.

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Reflection: A Walk With Water

80 minutes | USA | 2021 | Directed by: Emmett Brennan

Reckoning with the reality and seasonal dangers of a changing climate, 30-year old filmmaker Emmett Brennan embarks on a 200-mile trek along the iconic Los Angeles aqueduct to follow the water in search of solutions. He asks: what would happen if we designed our lives around water in a radically different way? Featuring music from multi Grammy-winner Jacob Collier.

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The Seeds of Vandana Shiva

82 minutes | Australia, USA | Directed by: James Becket and Camilla Becket

How did the wilful daughter of a Himalayan forest conservator become Monsanto’s worst nightmare? The Seeds of Vandana Shiva tells the remarkable life story of Gandhian eco-activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, how she stood up to the corporate Goliaths of industrial agriculture, rose to prominence in the sustainable food movement, and inspired an international crusade for change.

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The Sound of Us

118 minutes | USA | 2021 | Directed by: Chris Gero

Music is the sound of truth, the sound of hope. It is the sound of unity and courage. During this critical time in history, the profound truth remains that music is the great, universal language. The Sound of Us chronicles a series of wide-ranging, diverse stories that exemplify the power of music and the triumph of the human spirit.

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Solutions

110 minutes | Denmark | 2021 | Directed by: Pernille Rose Grønkjær

Lock up some of the world’s leading scientists, academics, and thinkers in the desert of New Mexico for 10 days and what do you get? An endless list of potential solutions to some of society’s most complex and urgent challenges.

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To Which We Belong 

90 minutes | USA | 2021 | Directed by: Pamela Tanner Boll and Lindsay Richardson (Co-Director)

You might have heard that regenerative agriculture is the next big tool in the fight against the climate crisis, but… what is it? And why is everyone suddenly talking about it as our next great hope?

Short Film: Farmer Sam says PLANT A TREE 

A celebration of Regenerative Agriculture from The New Joneses. Part of The New Joneses road Trip 2021

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Who We Were

114 minutes | Germany | 2021 | Directed by: Marc Bauder

From deep-sea divers at the bottom of the ocean, to astronauts on top of the world, Who We Were investigates the history and future of our unique species and celebrates the incredible capability of humankind to build a better world.

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Youth Vs Gov 

110 minutes | USA | 2020 | Directed by: Christi Cooper and Olivia Anhemann

The youth will be the most impacted by climate change, but are too young to have an impact – or are they? Youth V Gov follows the journey of 21 plaintiffs aged 13 – 24 suing the American government over lack of action on climate change.

Screening with short film Humanity Has Not Yet Failed 

In this animated short, climate activist Greta Thunberg juxtaposes the absurdity of political inaction with the straightforward high-stakes of the climate emergency. Playful and poignant, the film pits a ludicrous status quo against the clear-eyed activism necessary to shift the balance of power and create a sustainable, just and equitable world.

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