MDFF: Living in the Time of Dying

Living in The Time of Dying is an unflinching look at what it means to be living in the midst of climate catastrophe and finding purpose and meaning within it. Recognising the magnitude of the climate crisis we are facing, independent filmmaker Michael Shaw, sells his house to travel around the world looking for answers. Pretty soon we begin to see how deep the predicament goes along with the systems and ways of thinking that brought us here.

Stan Rushworth, a Native American Elder, brings an especially enlightening viewpoint to these questions. It becomes clear that climate change is going to ruin our way of life, but this then opens a whole new set of questions: How did we get here? How do we choose to live and what actions make sense at this time? The people interviewed in the documentary, all highly regarded and well-known spokespeople on the issue, argue it's too late to stop catastrophic climate change but in no way too late to regain a renewed life-giving relationship with our world.

Screening with Short Film THE LAND SPEAKS (21m): 'THE LAND SPEAKS’, a student-led short Documentary film, focuses on friends Pairrebeene/Trawlwoolway artist Lisa Kennedy and Environmentalist/Educator Bryan Watterson as they unpack their feelings of personal, environmental, creative, cultural and familial connection evoked from their land in Toora, South Gippsland which they have been returning to a state of biodiversity for the past 20 years.

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed Captions or Audio Description available for individual/personal use in those shows indicating a 'CC & AD' notation on a film's session time booking button. Please note that only selected sessions are capable of offering the Closed Captions or Audio Description option, please contact the cinema in the event of confusion to avoid disappointment.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Rating E
Genre Documentary
Running Time 74
Language
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