Science At The Pub!

Mackay Conservation Group, in support of National Science Week and in collaboration with the Australian Science Channel and BBC Earth are proud to present:

SCINEMA 2019 - Putting the science in cinema!

The SCINEMA Festival will bring you 4 short films about the environment to a family-friendly event hosted at the Metropolitan Hotel here in Mackay on Saturday 31 August. Come along at 6.30pm to grab yourself a drink and dinner for a 7pm kickoff.

Proudly supported by BBC Earth, SCINEMA is provided by Australia’s ScienceChannel and is the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere. The festival presents films about the wonders and achievements of Australian scientific discoveries, old and new; to inspire the young, satisfy the curious, explain the baffling and ask the impossible.

Love film? Interested in environmental science? Welcome to SCINEMA!

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Check out the program below for more information on the films:

OZONE HOLE: HOW WE SAVED THE PLANET (United Kingdom) 55:55 minutes Directed and written by Jamie Lochhead Produced by David Dugan,Charlotte Hunt- Grubbe

The remarkable story of the hole in the ozone layer - and how we managed to fix it. The first time we faced a catastrophic, man-made threat to the planet’s environment, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher took action. The world followed their lead and came together to sign the Montreal Protocol - the first global treaty to reduce pollution. It worked. Today, the ozone hole is showing signs of recovery. As climate change begins to feel like an impossible challenge, this story - told by the folks who persuaded Maggie and Ronnie to regulate industry - offers a message of hope.


WHY IS BLUE SO RARE IN NATURE? | IT’S OKAY TO BE SMART (United States) 8:26 minutes Directed by Joe Nicolosi Produced by Jordan Husmann,Stephanie Noone, Amanda FoxWritten by Joe Hanson, Ph.D

You might have heard that there’s no such thing as blue in nature. Well, that’s not really true - there are blue rocks, blue sky, and blue water, but blue animals are few and far between. In this video, we’ll look at butterflies to help us learn how living things appear blue, and why this beautiful hue is so rare in nature.


EUNICE (United Kingdom) 11:27 minutes Directed by Eric Garro Produced by Paul Bancilhon, Matteo Marcolini Written by Moira James-Moore,Randi Lindholm Hansen

In 1856, following her breakthrough discovery about global warming, Eunice Newton Foote is introduced to renowned scientist Joseph Henry. At first uninterested in a woman’s scientific work, Henry is forced to change his mind when he’s confronted with Eunice’s determination.


TRACKING SNOW (United States ) 4:37 minutes Directed by Danny Copeland, J.P. Lawrence, Jaclyn Aliperti, Tanya Martinez

Researchers discover a novel way of studying elusive carnivores – they use snow tracks. Join two scientists – Jessie and Tommy - as they re-purposed an old technique in a way that not only revolutionises how we study threatened species and manage our landscapes, but also highlights the importance of collaboration in conservation.

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Michael, Mackay Conservation Group

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