Listen: 'Wild Things' documentary director Sally Ingleton on what motivates environmental protestors
As messaging around climate change and the ethics of sustainable business become more and more prominent in our everyday lives, the world of environmental activism and those that subscribe to it also becomes more visible.
One of the more famous instances of activism came in 2019’s Global Week for Future, when thousands of school students around the globe – including here in Australia – skipped school to urge adults to take action on issues of climate change and fossil fuel reduction.
Filmmaker Sally Ingleton has been producing and directing documentaries for over 30 years and in her latest film, Wild Things, she follows students and adults alike who are taking part in some of the biggest environmental protests of our day.
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In the film, Sally documents the history of environmental activism in Australia and, prompted by her own interests in biological science and wild spaces, explores the stories of those who are willing to put their life on the line for the planet.
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She talked to Hope 103.2 about what motivates the protestors, why they cause controversy and how she responds to the economically disruptive nature of their movement.
Wild Things is in cinemas from February 4, with an advanced Q&A screening event at The Dendy, Newtown, on February 2. The documentary will be followed by a Zoom Q&A with director Sally Ingleton, Dr Bob Brown and Dr Lisa Searle.