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Celebrate World Environment Day at Riverside

Stories, and the telling of stories, are the foundations of human communication and understanding. And what better way to tell a story than with a film! This year, the City of Parramatta Council is screening two films at Riverside Theatres as part of World Environment Day celebrations to increase awareness and inspire people for the good of the planet. World Environment Day encourages worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years, it has grown to be a global event celebrated in over 100 countries. It is a day for doing something positive for the environment, and every action counts!

Films can entertain, as well as uplift and educate, and these films do just that. Although quite different from each other, both films look at global environmental issues, with the common thread being that we can all make a difference. Our choices and our actions – large or small – all have an impact.

The Worm is Turning
2 June at 6:30pm

Food is something we all enjoy. But how often do we really stop and think about where our food comes from? The Worm is Turning shows the consequences of chemical farming from World War II to the modern day, and how control of the world’s food production by centralised corporations is impacting economies and the ecology of the world. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Filmed on location in India, USA, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia, The Worm is Turning shows the possibilities of ecological farming for food production and restoring our environment.

“A cinematic experience!” 
“A must see for anyone interested in ensuring that your children have environmentally friendly food on their plate in the future!”
“Insightful and reveals how we actually can feed the world.” 

Rise of the Eco-Warriors
5 June 3pm

On the island of Borneo, vast areas of pristine rainforest are slashed and burned each year to make way for palm oil plantations. Palm oil is used in many of our everyday foods, cosmetics and cleaning products. Large-scale deforestation is pushing orangutans to extinction, along with many other native species of Borneo. This film follows the story of 15 passionate young people who spend 100 days in the jungles of Borneo on a mission to challenge the destruction of rainforests and give hope to endangered orangutans. It is a story about what it takes to be an individual willing to step up and take action. The eco-warriors represent a new generation, ready to face what is happening on our planet and willing to do something, no matter how small, to build a more humane and balanced world. Watching this film, you can’t help but believe that every individual matters; that every action counts.

Join us in celebrating the biggest day for positive environmental action at Riverside 2 and 5 June.

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