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Screening of award-winning documentary Murder on the Reef followed by a Q&A

April 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Murder on the Reef
For the past 4 years, scientist Dr Allen Dobrovolsky has been testing the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Concerned with the degradation in water quality, his research has led him to believe that the reef could be facing an environmental disaster of enormous proportions. As Allen has been collecting data along the coast of the Great Barrier Reef, he has talked with residents, scientists, community activists and politicians about the hotly debated state of the Reef. The main voices in the documentary come from the top coral and marine research scientists in Australia, along with locals, activists, politicians and indigenous leaders, who are all concerned about the poor outlook for the reef due to the multiple port developments along the coast line that are contributing to its poor health. The story focuses on the fight that has been happening on land around governance of the reef’s health.


The screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion with:

Carolyn Cardinet, artist and Q&A moderator  
As an artist, Carolyn has developed an extensive body of work that reflects on sustainability and ecological value in our society.

Jeff Shimeta, PhD, Associate Professor School of Science, RMIT University
Jeff is working on coral research at RMIT university and takes his Masters students each year to Lizard island research foundation lirrf.org. This year Jeff returns from a trip to Fiji to study a preserved local coral area in February.

Neil Blake, OAM, is the award-winning Port Phillip Baykeeper
Neil is working to keep the Bay in good health today and for future generations, by combining projects of practical action, advocacy and education from the St Kilda eco-centre. https://ecocentre.com

Adam Mehegan, South Melbourne Market Operations Coordinator
Adam instigates and implements sustainability practices at the Market. From recycling oyster and mussel shells back into the bay to build new shellfish reefs, to banning plastic bags and straws, and processing our organic waste into fertiliser, etc.


April 30, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Alliance Française De Melbourne
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St Kilda, VIC 3182
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