'On the Brink’, a film narrated by Olivia Newton John, Jack Thompson, David Attenborough, David Suzuki and David Bellamy, will be shown for free at the Narara Eco Village Hall this Saturday at 7pm, along with guest speakers, for the interest of anyone wishing to learn more about saving Koala habitat.
Lifelong rainforest activist, author, Deep Ecology guide and now Central Coast resident, John Seed, will be presenting the film ‘On the Brink’ for free this coming Saturday, September 23, in the Village Hall, at Narara Eco Village.
Seed, who founded the Rainforest Information Centre at Dorrigo, says the core messages of the film are impossible to ignore – “We need to reconnect with nature to protect our precious native forests and all the creatures who call them home.”
He has been involved in direct actions that have protected Australian rainforests since 1979 including establishing the Rainforest Information Centre and helping form the US Rainforest Action Network in 1984 which grew out of the first of his many US roadshows.
In 1987 he co-produced ‘Earth First’, a documentary for Australian TV about the struggle for the rainforests, which has been shown in many countries.
Seed has created numerous projects to protect rainforests in South America, Asia and the Pacific through providing benign and sustainable evelopment projects for their indigenous inhabitants tied to the protection of their forests.
Such projects have been funded by the Australian Government aid agency AusAID, The Australian Council of Churches and various foundations.
He has written and lectured extensively on deep ecology and has been conducting Councils of All Beings and other re-Earthing workshops around the world for 25 years with Joanna Macy, Pat Fleming and Professor Arne Naess, he wrote “Thinking Like a Mountain – Towards a Council of All Beings” (New Society Publishers) which has now been translated into 12 languages.
John Seed said his interest in campaigning to protect koala habitat had been reignited by the local Camp Ourimbah campaign which has been working to stop the logging of the Ourimbah State Forest for two years.
The film screening on Saturday night is supported by the Rainforest Information Centre, Narara Eco Village, the Community Environment Network, Camp Ourimbah and the Australian Conservation Foundation Central Coast.
The Narara Eco Village Hall has a capacity of around 100 so tickets are limited. They are available via https://events.humanitix.com/prevent-koala-extinction?fbclid=IwAR0-UMn5PzRaVNZ_tEC8bzF1X6Q9xJ3PrR2mhkaZWGoAVv3_FtZE0zzlOqg
Photo credit: Koala seeks sanctuary at Palmdale 2020, Brian Davies
The film starts at 7pm. All welcome.