Restore Pedder: Campaign Launch & Damnation Film Night
Wednesday 27 February at The State Cinema, Hobart
Doors open at 5:45 for 6:15pm screening of Damnation
Hosted by: Lake Pedder Restoration Committee with the State Cinema Hobart and Patagonia
Dams don’t last forever. It is time to @RestorePedder. Help bring this ancient landscape back to life. Join Bob Brown, Christine Milne and Todd Dudley for the campaign launch and screening of #Damnation a powerful film that provides proof dam removal is possible. Hosted by the Lake Pedder Restoration Committee on Wed 27 Feb tickets $20 @ www.statecinema.com.au with @statecinemahobart @patagonia
The damming of Lake Pedder in 1972 gave birth to the global movement to protect nature. In the summer of 2021-22 it will be fifty years since the water of the Serpentine impoundment swallowed the pinkish-white quartzite beach of Lake Pedder and the Serpentine and Upper Huon valleys. Can the restoration of Lake Pedder inspire a global movement to restore and rejuvenate our planets wild places?
Join Bob Brown, Christine Milne, Todd Dudley and the Lake Pedder Restoration Committee to launch the Restore Pedder campaign. Our hosts will share plans to restore pedder and the hope that we can make Olegas Truchanas’ vision come true: that Tasmania “be a shining beacon in a dull, uniform and largely artificial world”.
Damnation is a powerful film that provides proof that dam removal is possible. Its majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries document how dam owners, impacted communities, and politicians are now reevaluating the usefulness of certain dams and often advocating for decommissioning and removal. Some call it a movement, others call it a generational shift in values.
February 27, 2019 at 6pm - 8pm