Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams and Deputy Mayor Caroline Knight, in association with Mandurah Environment and Heritage Group, Nannas for Native Forests and WA Forest Alliance present a special community screening of Jane Hammond’s award-winning documentary, Cry of the Forests.
Join us at Quarry Park Amphitheatre in Meadow Springs (City of Mandurah) from 6:30pm on Friday 5th March and enjoy the picturesque setting and some live music before the film starts. Free entry but bookings essential. REGISTER HERE.
Please BYO picnic, torch, water bottle (refilling stations available), insect repellent, cushion or rug or low-back chair. Tall chairs will be allowed at the back only. Please take your rubbish and recyclables home.
Location: Quarry Adventure Park, Lot 1890 Pebble Beach Boulevard, Meadow Springs 6210
About the film:
WA’s south-west forests are part of one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet and are recognised for their ability to capture and store carbon.
They are vital to slowing runaway climate change yet, instead of preserving them, we are cutting them down at an alarming rate for charcoal, firewood and wood chips.
Forests play a crucial role in the water cycle, but the streams that once bubbled through these ecological communities are drying up and the critical habitat they provide for endangered species is shrinking.
Cry of the Forests takes viewers to the heart of the forests to see first hand the beauty of these towering ecosystems and the life they support.
We meet the activists armed with video cameras and dressed in camouflage gear who have risked their lives to bear witness and capture the devastation occurring in our forests. We will also meet traditional custodians, tourist operators and farmers on the frontline of the battle to protect our forests.
This film seeks to change perceptions about native forests and their true value. Suitable for all ages.
Watch the trailer: