The Transitions Film Festival returns to Cinema Nova
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The Transitions Film Festival returns to Cinema Nova

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The 7th annual Transitions Film Festival is at Cinema Nova this February with an alluring line-up of films. This year the festival runs from Thursday February 22 until Friday March 9.

The film festival showcases both local and international documentaries striving to enable audiences to build a better world. This time the films on display cover themes of; sustainable food, ocean health, data, online privacy, climate change, animal welfare, renewable energy, social justice, blockchain technology and artificial intelligence.

The complete program is over 27 documentaries, 20 of which are Australian premieres. Guests and speakers at the festival include filmmakers, academics, artists and entrepreneurs.

Opening the festival is Food Fighter, an Australian feature about the CEO of OzFarvest and her battle to end food waste in Australia. This is followed by Albatross, the highly anticipated debut film from international artist and activist Chris Jordan, unravelling the truth and devastation behind plastics in our oceans.

Climate change and its accelerating threats and consequences are explored in Thank You for the Rain, the story of a Kenyan farmer and how climate change has affected his family. Then there’s Living in the Future’s Past, which captures Academy Award Winner Jeff Bridges as he dives into dark ecology, entropy and the end of nature to understand our place in the world.

Other films played during the festival include; Operation Jeedara, an Australian documentary that follows a crew protecting the Great Australian Bight from pollution, Last Animals, humans struggling to protect our endangered species, and Within Formal Cities, exploring the power of architecture for impoverished citizens.