A trio of free documentaries screening in Lake Macquarie next month will explore how living with change and sustainability is crucial for our lives and wellbeing.

Lake Macquarie City Council’s hit annual May Movie Month will this year include three films to be screened at Event Cinemas Glendale every second Wednesday in May.

Sustainability Engagement Coordinator Chris Harle said guest speakers would introduce each film, providing insight into their knowledge and views about human relationships with the environment.

“This is a wonderful way for Lake Macquarie residents to become more informed about environmental issues, meet like-minded people and enjoy a night out,” Ms Harle said.

“These films are not only educational – they are highly entertaining.”

The three films include an insight into how grassroots actions can address global issues, a look at how our world might be in the year 2040, and an exploration of how the humble oyster is Mother Nature’s alarm system for our fragile waterways.

The documentaries are:

·         Oyster – The Film, 1 May, 6.30pm

·         Living the Change, 15 May, 6.30pm

·         2040, 29 May, 6.30pm

Tickets to all three documentaries are free but bookings are essential, as seats are limited.

May Movie Month Program

Oyster – The Film Wednesday 1 May, 6.30pm

80 mins

The oyster has been called the canary in the estuary, for the death of an oyster can reveal environmental changes or pollution that might have gone unnoticed. Oyster presents its audience with a story, a landscape, an environment and characters facing practical, ethical and personal decisions about things that matter to them.

Guest speaker: Director and co-Producer Kim Beamish and Producer Pat Fiske

Bookings: maymoviemonth_oyster.eventbrite.com.au

Living the change Wednesday 15 May, 6.30pm

85 mins

Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of, through the inspiring stories of individuals pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities, to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.

Guest speaker: Biodynamic farmer Mark Brown (Purple Pear Farm)

Bookings: maymoviemonth_livingthechange.eventbrite.com.au

2040 Wednesday 29 May, 6.30pm

94 mins

Award-winning director Damon Gameau embarks on journey to explore what the future would look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them into the mainstream.

Guest speaker: Director and author Damon Gameau

Bookings: maymoviemonth_2040.eventbrite.com.au