The Wao Film Festival’s heading to Queenstown.

Being held at Remarkables Park’s Te Atamira arts and cultural centre tonight and tomorrow, four award-winning films and documentaries will be screened, allowing viewers to take a deep dive into the micro beauty of life on Earth to address some of the biggest issues we face.

Additionally, Destination Queenstown’s sharing a local business showcase of regenerative case study films from the Southern Lakes before each session.

Feature films screening tonight are Common Ground, starring the likes of Laura Dern, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson and Jason Momoa,
which won the 2023 Tribeca Festival Human Nature Award, and Ocean Seen from the Heart.

Common Ground is the highly-anticipated sequel to Kiss The Ground, which unveils a dark web of power, money and politics behind America’s broken food system, profiling a hopeful and uplifting movement of farmers using regenerative agriculture models that could balance the climate and save people’s health.

In Ocean Seen from the Heart, Hubert Reeves invites viewers to rediscover what threatens the ocean and explore its capacity for regeneration.

Screening tomorrow is Imprint, a co-production between Campfire Stories and the Swedish Transition Network, and Living
the Change.

The former seeks to challenge the notion that what individuals and small groups of people do about climate, and other societal crises, doesn’t really matter, while the latter’s a feature-length doco exploring solutions to the global crises we face today through inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and their communities to live in a sustainable and regenerative way, exploring everything from forest gardens to composting toilets, community-supported agriculture and timebanking.

Sessions run from 5.30pm to 8pm, and 8.30pm to 10.45pm tomorrow, and from 5.30pm to 7.30pm and 8pm to 10.15pm on Saturday.

Tickets cost $15 per session, with multi-session tickets also available, via Humanitix

[email protected]

- Advertisement -