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Girl power at film festival

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August 04, 2017

Transition Tatura Film Festival organisers Ross Musolino and Rob McLean are ready for the event this month.

Event organisers are gearing up for the fourth annual Transition Tatura Film Festival with four women featured as guest speakers.

Strathbogie Shire councillor Kate Stothers, Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project chief executive Lisa McKenzie, Greater Shepparton City councillor Seema Abdullah and waste officer Jean Young will speak on their roles within their communities.

Event organiser Ross Musolino said their talks would include how they go about encouraging people to participate in projects that enable the community to transition to a safe, more inclusive and sustainable place.

‘‘They’ll talk about what ideas they have for making their community more resilient, in every sense, and how we could apply some of those ideas and processes in and around Tatura,’’ he said.

Fellow event organiser Rob McLean said this year’s keynote film would be Just Eat It.

‘‘It’s about a couple who avoid producing waste,’’ he said.

Mr Musolino encouraged people to come along to the day of inspiring conversations and films.

‘‘There’ll be more than 10 short films shown,’’ he said.

Mr Musolino said they were happy to have Nickee Freeman return as MC for the day.

‘‘She did a great job last year and we are happy to have her back again because she is somebody who is passionate about local community, sustainability and stewardship of our planet and all creatures who call it home,’’ he said.

The event will take place on Saturday, August 19 from 9.30am to 4.30pm at the Gallery Café, 115 Hogan St, Tatura.

‘‘There will be morning tea on arrival plus lunch, afternoon tea, nibbles and endless tea and coffee,’’ Mr Musolino said.

Tickets for the event cost $35 and bookings are essential from www.ticketbooth.com.au

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