The event will include screenings of four documentaries (65min total) followed by a Q&A with filmmakers and Paul Pritchard, book signing, followed by a light supper afterwards.
From Little Things line-up:
namanu rruni | Albatross Island (14:19) namanu rruni | Albatross Island trailer
Albatross Island is a magical place. 18 hectares of conglomerate rock off the northwestern tip of Tasmania is home to 5200 breeding pairs of Shy Albatross. Harvested near to extinction in the 1800’s, the population gradually recovered to half the estimated historical population size. Yet, in recent years the population has again started to decline. A long-term monitoring program is overseen by marine biologist Dr Rachael Aldermen, who has been visiting the island for a decade. The film provides the very rare opportunity to see this unique Island and the compelling scientific work being undertaken there. *Winner best film and best story at Stories in September festival. Selected into Banff Mountain film festival 2018. Selected for the World Conservation Festival in NYC October 2018. Selected into the Environmental Film festival, Melbourne Nov 2018.
Doing it Scared (11:44) Doing it Scared trailer
In 1998 Paul Pritchard was abseiling in to climb the Totem Pole in Tasmania when he dislodged a rock with his rope that hit him on the head, leaving him with a severe head injury that he was lucky to survive. The aftermath of the accident left him with hemiplegia, which means he has little feeling or movement in the right side of this body. Despite this disability, Paul’s continued to live a life filled with adventure. Eighteen years later Paul returns to the Totem Pole to find out if he has recovered enough to finish the climb. *Selected into Banff Mountain Film festival World Tour, Kendal Tour of China, Winner best short film BOFA, Winner best short film TEFF, Winner best short film Fort William Mountain Film Festival **Full list of screenings and awards
Returning patrula / fire (11:15) Returning patrula / fire trailer
Traditional Aboriginal patch burning. The first time Aboriginal people have been back on this country in the Northern Midlands of Tasmania to undertake the practice of burning since the early period of invasion. This is the result of true leadership from both the landowner and members of the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community. *Official Selection Stories in September festival 2018
Lowest to Highest (27:37) Lowest to Highest trailer
An adventurous road trip about five friends with disabilities who undertake a human-powered 2,150km ride from Lake Eyre to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko. Through the boundless landscape of Australia, five friends attempt to be the first to cycle from the continent’s lowest point, Kati Thanda – Lake Eyre, a vast salt lake in the desert at 15 metres below sea level, to the highest point, the snow-capped summit of Mount Kosciuszko. The 2150km journey would be hard enough for anyone but Duncan is blind, Walter can’t breathe, Daniel can’t walk, Conrad can’t bend, and half of Paul’s body doesn’t work. *Winner audience award Cliclismo Classico Bike Travel Film festival 2018, Official Selection Adventure Travel Film Festival 2018.