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Revolutionary Cantina ( I ) WAFA & Butterfly Doco Screening

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~ Screening of the beautiful documentary:
Butterfly - A two year tree sit campaign to end the logging of old growth forests
~ A delicious HIdden Pantry Organic Dinner
~ Launch of the WA Forest Alliance, Forests for Life paper petition

A night to meet with like minded people, watch a though provoking documentary, be introduced to WAFA's current challenge to protect south west forests, be part of a series of conversations on change-making over a delicious organic meal.

~ Revolutionise the way we engage with environmental and social justice issues. Come eat. Come watch a movie. Be visionary, be action orientated, or just show up to see where you are needed and what level of commitment you are willing to make.

This month our theme is WA native forests, and what can be done to protect them.

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~The Hidden Pantry Prioritises Certified Organic Ingredients
Kangaroo cevapcicis, macadamia pesto (gf)
or
Macadamia Pesto stuffed mushrooms (gf,vegan)
and
Roast vegetable and Quinoa Salad (gf, vegan)
and
Dessert to be announced

ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY
In December 1997, Julia Hill climbed in a thousand -year-old redwood tree to
save it from logging; her action galvanized an already intense dispute over the
fate of Northern California’s old-growth forests. Over two years later, Hill came
down, having saved the tree and hillside surrounding it. Hill’s decision to live
high above the reach of even Pacific Lumber’s most fearless climbers spurred everyone to react –
supporters, allies and the press, as well as loggers and unsympathetic locals.

"I gave my word to Luna and the forest," the barefoot renegade says, as we
see her clambering up and down the upper branches of the immense tree
against a cloud-raptured mountainside. Youth, idealism, femininity: she
embodies it all. The film ends with a perfect stroke: the siege is over, the tree
and its immediate vicinity is preserved; yet she remains in the film and in
memory, in the sky.

Filmmaker Doug Wolens’ interviews over two years, including six nights with Hill on her 6’ x 8’ platform 180-
feet off the ground, reveal an intensely passionate and articulate woman
determined to accomplish her goal. We get a sense of the awesome beauty of
her days and nights lived in an ancient tree, of the horror of being assaulted by
lumber company helicopters, and of the strangeness of fierce media scrutiny
seeking out a woman in a tree.

Doug Wolens (Producer, Director, Editor)

Doug Wolens is a Sundance-celebrated documentarian who came to filmmaking after practicing law in New York City. His first short, Happy Loving Couples, screened at the Sundance Film Festival, and his two other shorts, Reversal (1994) and In Frame (1995), also played at film festivals around the world while his 1996 feature documentary, Weed, premiered at the International Documentary Film festival in Amsterdam. In 2000, Wolens’ feature documentary Butterfly aired on PBS’s POV series and The Sundance Channel, and he successfully self-distributed Butterfly to more than 50 U.S. theatres. Wolens' recent film,The Singularity (2012), insightfully examines our post technological future, a time when we have the ability to create computers with greater than human intelligence, bio-engineer our species and redesign matter through nanotechnology. Wolens lives in San Francisco with his wife Katie and two sons. He is currently in production on a documentary about urbanization and equity.

MORE INFO:
http://butterflyfilm.net/notes.htm

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$25 suggested donation
Volunteer positions available
100% of profit goes to WA Forest Alliance

6pm Doors Open
6:30 Brief intro
6:45pm Dinner
7:30pm Film
9pm Discussion
10pm Close

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