• WHEN / 07 February 2017

  • TIME / 12-2pm, 6-8pm

  • WHERE / Big Screen, Fed Square

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Screening sessions by Transitions Film Festival

Brought to you by: Transitions Film Festival

Transitions Film Festival, in partnership with Pause Fest, is hosting 4 days of inspirational free content at Federation Square. From celebrities fighting on the front lines to solve the climate crises, to women revolutionising the world through business and tech, the films beaming out from the Big Screen will give you a ‘new perspective’ about the world we live in.

 

The program includes screenings of National Geographic’s, Years of Living Dangerously, feature film How to Build a Time Machine and two great web series about women in tech and business.  

 

Thanks to National Geographic for sharing Years of Living Dangerously.

 

 

Years of Living Dangerously (National  Geographic)

Years of Living Dangerously is an award-winning series with a lineup of passionate Hollywood actors, who share first-person accounts from locations—some shockingly close to home, others in far-flung corners of the globe—where the effects of climate change are most prevalent. Episodes screening between Tuesday the 7th and Friday the 10th of Feb.

Watch the full series online here:  http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/tv/years-of-living-dangerously/

 

Safe Passage (50 min)

Actor Ty Burrell takes to the road to investigate the future of the US automobile industry while The West Wing’s Bradley Whitford meets those trying to turn global warming into a critical governmental issue.

 

A Race Against Time (50 min)

David Letterman travels to India where the government has committed to one of the most ambitious renewable energy plans on earth while SNL performer Cecily Strong looks into the future of solar power across the US.

 

Collapse of the Oceans (50 min)

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on the planet but as actor Joshua Jackson discovers, this is also where the impacts of climate change can be most profoundly experienced.

 

How To Build a Time Machine

Directed by Jay Cheels
2016 / 84 min / Canada

 

How to Build a Time Machine follows two men, both of whom have set out on a quest to build their own time machines. Rob Niosi is a stop motion animator who has spent the last eleven years constructing a full-scale replica of the time machine prop from the1960 film adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novella, ‘The Time Machine’. Ron Mallett is a physicist from the University of Connecticut who was also inspired by H.G. Wells’ story. However, Ron’s machine isn’t a replica. Dr. Mallett believes he has figured out how to build a real, working time machine.

 

Through these stories, How to Build a Time Machine investigates our fascination with time travel and attempt to figure out what’s so appealing about reliving the past and foreseeing the future. The film examines the power of cinema and the ways in which science fiction storytelling has inspired real life scientific breakthroughs.

 

Great Unsung Women of Computing

A 3-part series by Kathy Kleiman, Jon Palfreman and Kate McMahon

USA /  2016 / 48 min

 

Great Unsung Women of Computing is a series of three remarkable documentary films that show how women revolutionized the computing and Internet technology we use today, inspiring female students to believe that programming careers lie within their grasp.

 

In the United States, women are vastly underrepresented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) fields, holding under 25% of STEM jobs and a disproportionately low share of STEM undergraduate degrees.

 

Episode 1: The Computers features the extraordinary story of the ENIAC Programmers, six young women who programmed the world’s first modern, programmable computer, ENIAC, as part of a secret WWII project. They programmed ENIAC without programming language (for none existed), and harnessed its power to perform advanced military calculations at lighting speeds. However, when the ENIAC was unveiled in 1946, the Programmers were never introduced and they became invisible. This stunning documentary features rare footage and never-before-seen interviews with the ENIAC Programmers. 70 years later, this is their story.

 

Episode 2: The Coders tells the story of two extraordinary women, Sarah Allen and Pavni Diwanji whose technologies revolutionized the Internet: Sarah co-invented Flash, the first multimedia platform supporting video, graphics, games and animation for the internet, while Pavni invented the Java servlet to allow web applications to respond quickly to requests from users everywhere.

 

Episode 3: The Future Makers Andrea Colaço, a young MIT PhD, shares her dream of a world in which we interact with our smart devices using natural hand gestures, not static keyboards or touchpads. She invented 3D “gestural recognition technology” and co-founded 3dim to develop and market it. In 2013, 3dim won MIT’s $100K Entrepreneurship Prize and launched Andrea towards her dream of innovation and changing the world.

 

SheStarts

A 3 part series by Nicole Hazell
2016 / AUSTRALIA

 

SCREENING SCHEDULE

 

Tuesday 07/02

12pm -  2pm

Years of Living Dangerously - Safe Passage (50 min)

Years of Living Dangerously - A Race Against Time (50 min)

 

7pm - 9pm

Years of Living Dangerously - Safe Passage (50 min)

Years of Living Dangerously - A Race Against Time (50 min)

 

Wednesday 08/02

12pm -  2pm

Years of Living Dangerously - Safe Passage (50 min)

Years of Living Dangerously - A Race Against Time (50 min)

 

7pm - 9pm

Years of Living Dangerously - Safe Passage (50 min)

Years of Living Dangerously - Collapse of the Oceans (50 min)

 

Thursday 09/02

12pm - 2pm

Years of Living Dangerously - Safe Passage (50 min)

Years of Living Dangerously - A Race Against Time (50 min)

 

7pm - 9pm

How to Build a Time Machine (84 min)

 

Friday 10/02

12pm - 2pm

Great Unsung Women of Computers - Ep 1 The Computer (19.55 min)

Great Unsung Women of Computers  - Ep 2 The Coders (17.14 min)

Great Unsung Women of Computers  - Ep 3 The Future Makers (11.09 min)

SheStarts Episode 1 Bootcamp (5.32 min)

SheStarts Episode 2 Pitch Day (6.50 min)

 

6pm - 8pm

Great Unsung Women of Computers - Ep 1 The Computer (19.55 min)

Great Unsung Women of Computers  - Ep 2 The Coders (17.14 min)

Great Unsung Women of Computers  - Ep 3 The Future Makers (11.09 min)

SheStarts Episode 1 Bootcamp (5.32 min)

SheStarts Episode 2 Pitch Day (6.50 min) 

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