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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
When newlywed Australian zookeepers Jim and Jean Thomas pack up their suburban Melbourne lives and travel to remote Papua New Guinea to save one of the world’s rarest animals – the Tenkile tree kangaroo – they quickly realise that improving human welfare is key to achieving animal conservation.
Over the course of eight years, Jim and Jean live with the people of the Torricelli Mountains, discovering that the local reliance on hunting the Tenkile is based on survival, and isolation from essential resources.
As the couple introduces alternative food sources and works with the community to provide clean water and sanitation, remarkable progress is made towards their critically important conservation work – but not without challenges along the way!
A triumph of will, passion and determination – and featuring powerful tributes from Sir David Attenborough and Jane Goodall – Into the Jungle reminds us of what is possible in the fight to save threatened species from extinction, and why this has never been more important.
Into the Jungle will also screen with Australian short film, Maybe Just a Fairytale.
MEET THE CONSERVATIONISTS
Hear firsthand from Jim and Jean Thomas – animal conservationists, zoologists and heads of the Tenkile Conservation Alliance – as they return to Melbourne for this very special screening and discussion.
EFFA CLOSING NIGHT CELEBRATIONS
This screening marks the closing night event of the 2019 Environmental Film Festival Australia, and includes post-screening drinks and canapés (VG) in the Palace Westgarth cinema courtyard!
Tickets are $25 General Admission / $23 Concession.
This session was made possible with the support of City of Darebin.
Friday 1st November