Night for takayna

This February, we’re calling for supporters all around the country to host a screening of Night for takayna, stories and science from the threatened forests of North-Western Tasmania.

Together with community hosts, volunteers and supporters, we are presenting six short films to show the beauty, strength, and diversity of takayna and the campaign to save a unique rainforest from a toxic tailings dam.  

Witness the strength of the campaign to protect ancient takayna through these stories. Watch the discovery of a pair of Masked Owls in the threatened forest, and see the incredibly rare footage that ultimately led to the successful legal challenge against MMG. Learn about the discovery of an entirely new species of moth, living only in takayna’s ancient myrtle rainforests. Be inspired by the months-long mobilisation of citizens against the destruction of takayna – with more than 90 people arrested – and cheer as we ultimately drive MMG’s machinery from the forests – for now. Hear these and other inspirational stories of dedication, commitment, and the battle to protect a rainforest.  
The battle is not yet over though – join us and learn how you can be involved. 

LocationVenueScreening Date/TimeGuest Speakers
McLaren Vale, SAFox Creek Wines, 90 Malpas Road, McLaren ValeThursday 9th Feb
The event is hosted by generous BBF supporters Molly Dooker Wines, with the venue sponsored by Fox Creek Wines. 
Perth, WAKommunity Brew, 67 Howick St, Lathlain, PerthFriday 10th February, 6.00pmThe event is hosted by takayna Trail runner, Claire Boulange, with the help of Kombucha Brewery Kommunity Brew. Drinks will be available. 
Melbourne, VICThe Boulder Project, 48 King St, PrahranSaturday Feb 11th, 6.30pmThis event will be attended by one of our lead Campaigners and tree-climbers Erik Hayward. Proceeds will come to the Bob Brown Foundation via the fundraising efforts of the host and takayna Trail runner Jeremy Walker.
Geelong, VICPivotonian Cinema, 4 Verner St, South GeelongSunday Feb 12th, 4.00pmThis event will be attended by one of our lead Campaigners and tree-climbers Erik Hayward. Proceeds will come to the Bob Brown Foundation, and this event is hosted by local outdoor clothing company and generous donors XTM Performance.
Sydney, NSWChauvel Palace Cinema, 249 Oxford St, PaddingtonSaturday 11th Feb, 6.30pmThis event will be attended by one of our lead Tarkine campaigner Scott Jordan, and is hosted by the Bob Brown Foundation.
Brisbane, QLDVacant Assembly, 266 Montague Rd, West EndSaturday 11th Feb, 6.30pmThis screening is hosted by generous supporter and fundraiser Bec Mercer. Proceeds raised will go towards the Bob Brown Foundation to support their activists on the ground. 
Eaglehawk Neck, TASEaglehawk Neck Community Hall, Arthur Highway, Tasman PeninsulaSaturday 11th Feb, 7.00pmThis screening is hosted by generous long-term supporter Jill Pearce. 
St Marys, TASSt Marys Town Hall, Main Rd St MarysSaturday 11th Feb, 6.00pm This screening is hosted by local community group Break O’Day Regional Arts.
Launceston, TASEarthy Eats, 19 Kingsway, LauncestonSaturday 11th Feb, 7.00pmCommunity Organiser and lead Action Organiser, Dr Lisa Searle, will be speaking at this event, and a number of BBF activists and campaigners will be in attendance. 
Armidale, NSWThe Armidale Playhouse
309 Beardy St, Armidale
Wednesday 22nd Feb,
This event is hosted by the Progressive Cinema and Armidale National Parks Association in collaboration with the BBF.

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