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    Film Premiere - Antarctica the Giant Awakens with Parents for Climate + Q&A session.

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    This will include an introduction by the film director Liz Courtney, and a Q & A session following the film with leading climate scientists and youth ambassadors to explore the impact of our changing climate system, the Great Southern Ocean, Sea Level Rise and Emerging Atmospheric River Systems in partnership with Parents for Climate. Make a day event for the family, see The Maritime Museum and join our film screening at 2pm.
    Panel includes: Director Liz Courtney, Parents for Climate Jeremy Liddle, Hatch 2023 Winner Dr Alex Carthey, Youth Presenter Pedestrian TV, Issy Philipps, with emcee Robyn Foyster, from Women Love Tech - an amazing line-up for the last day of Climate Action Week! 

    In a groundbreaking documentary titled "Antarctica – The Giant Awakens," acclaimed Australian filmmaker Liz Courtney sheds light on the looming threat of sea level rise. Despite Antarctica's geographical distance from the tropical landscapes of Australia, Oceania, and Asia, the rapidly changing Antarctic ice sheet presents a significant danger to these regions, with potential global implications.

    Directed by Award-Winning Filmmaker Liz Courtney, edited by Karin Steininger ASE, the documentary follows a team of scientists on a mission to Antarctica, led by Prof Benjamin Horton, the Director of The Earth Observatory of Singapore.

    Accompanied by renowned Australian Director of Photography Michael Dillon AM, the team endeavors to conduct innovative scientific research, providing critical insights into the pace of Antarctica's rapid melt and its implications for the region and around the globe.

    Antarctica, nearly twice the size of Australia, holds 75% of the world's fresh water. However, the Antarctic ice sheet, perched on a bedrock base, is now under threat as colossal ice cliffs surrounding the West Antarctic coastline melt and collapse due to rising temperatures in the Southern Ocean, surpassing previous predictive models.

    Prof Horton emphasizes the urgency of understanding the mechanisms driving the melting glaciers, the impact on ocean circulation, sea level rise and the importance of partnerships and teamwork to drive scientific discoveries and solutions.

    Beautiful drone footage, captivating wildlife, a frozen land of ice and beauty sets an alluring backdrop to one of the world's hidden climate emergencies and poses the question - Is Antarctica Waking Up? 

    Join us for an engaging afternoon of film, discussion and insights including a live cross to Prof Benjamin Horton from the Earth Observatory of Singapore.


    About Parents for Climate. Join the growing movement of parents, carers and grandparents working together to secure a safe climate for our kids. 

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