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EAGER BEAVER

Director: Basile Gerbaud

Documentary  

52m | France | 2019

Language: French

Australian Premiere

The European Beaver is a well established host on the French rivers. Yet, the animal has reached the brink of extinction and only owes its survival to changes in approach to environmental protection. Hunted and disturbed for centuries, the beaver makes a triumphant return, both in our countryside and near cities. His work as an architect creates a favourable environment for biodiversity and his presence contributes to the preservation of many species. But the constructions of the river engineer disrupt human activities. In order not to reproduce the mistakes of the past, beavers and men must today learn to live together.

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THE EYES OF THE LAND

Director: Marcos Altuve Marquina

Documentary  

15m | Spain | 2019

Language: Spanish

Australian Premiere

The biodiversity crisis is one of the most critical issues on the planet. Prompt diagnoses are needed to stop the species’s extinction. One threatened species is the spur-thighed tortoise in Morocco. However, determining the presence or absence of this species in the wild is very challenging even with the most advanced technological equipment and experimented researchers. To save the species, science needs those who know better the secrets of the land: The shepherds.

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EXALT 

Directors: Geoffroy Virger & Auréliane Camps

Sci-fi  

5m 49s | France | 2019

Language: French

Australian Premiere

Three roommates exalt about a life they have been told.

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URBAN OASIS

Director: Hervé Bressaud

Animation 

9m | France | 2020

Language: French

Australian Premiere

Caught up in the pace of city life, a city dweller sees his daily routine shaken up when he meets a weird bird at the bottom of his building. Then he discovers the existence of unexpected urban biodiversity and he shares his discovery with inhabitants of his district...

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The Peculiar Crime Of Oddball Mr. Jay

Director: Bruno Caetano

Animation  

11m | PORTUGAL | 2020

Language: PORTUGUESE

Australian Premiere

In a city where nature has been forbidden, a small crime by a simple man triggers a chain of unexpected consequences.

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