In this fascinating event you will:
* Watch two amazing short films 'Cages of Shame' and 'Walk To Freedom'
* Hear first hand what it is like to rescue wild animals
* Meet and hear from film director Martin Guinness
* Meet and hear from Anne Lloyd-Jones (Australian Director, Animals Asia Foundation)
* Support Animals Asia ($4 from each ticket will be donated to AA)
Asia is home to many exotic wild animals, but currently many are abused and mis-treated. Martin Guinness is a Sydney-based film maker who took part in the rescue of bears and a captive elephant and made a short documentary on each of these expeditions.
Animals Asia is devoted to ending the barbaric practice of bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals in China and Vietnam. They promote compassion and respect for all animals and work to bring about long-term change. The Animals Asia team has been rescuing bears since 1994 and is the only organisation with a bear sanctuary in China.
Director Martin Guinness will be appearing on the night to do a short introduction to each film. 'Cages Of Shame' Over 10,000 bears in China live in tiny cages for up to 30 years with a tube permanently rammed into their gallbladders, to drain their bile for traditional Chinese (so-called) medicine. This is the story of the dramatic rescue of 10 bears.
Duration: 47 mins
'Walk To Freedom' An emotional journey that reveals the mistreatment of elephants in Thailand and follows a rescue, mountain trek and release of a former trekking elephant to its freedom.
An international group travel to Thailand and go behind the scenes at a Thai trekking park. They uncover the awful conditions that the elephants are kept in and the cruel way in which the elephants are trained. The team recruit a group of trekkers to rescue an elephant and embark on a journey to release the elephant into the freedom of a sanctuary near the Burmese border.
Duration: 52 mins
Following the films we will hear a talk from Australian Director, Animals Asia Foundation, Anne Lloyd-Jones.
Start time: 6.15pm (there are no ads at Films For Change screening, so film will start promptly at 6.15pm)
Dinner: Join us after the film and talk for a delicious buffet dinner upstairs. The menu includes delicious Indian dahl soup, various vegetable curries, baked penne pasta, cauliflower pakoras, potato wedges, rice, poppadums, bread & a variety of salads, sauces and side dishes. In their words: "We believe in giving value for money and encourage you to visit the buffet as many times as you like through out your evening with us".
Getting there: Govindas is 5 mins walk from Kings Cross trainstation. There is ticketed street parking in surrounding streets and free parking about two blocks away.
Dinner Plus Film Deal: $29.80
Film only: $14
Dinner only: $19.90
Support Animals Asia! $4 from every ticket sold for this event will go to Animals Asia.
Bookings:Please note that your 'YES' rsvp on meetup is considered as a booking. This is a private Films For Change screening, and bookings are only taken via our meetup page right here. Payment is on the night at the upstairs restaurant, thanks :-)
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