Community Doco Screening, 15 May

TITLE: AQUA – A Dance with Nature, by Wish Bone Films
DATE: Sunday, 15 May
VENUE: Old Cobargo Butter Factory (Cobargo-Bermagui Rd) at 3.30 pm
TIME: 3.30pm Coffee and tea provided – bring your own mug. A $5 contribution would help cover costs, thank you.


In 2009, South Coast Filmmakers Toni Houston and Bettina Richter took their music film about the Great Barrier Reef to Copenhagen as part of ‘COP15’, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Denmark. Toni and Bettina were the only Australians to have an event selected as part of the COP15 Official Cultural Calendar.

Now with the future of the Great Barrier Reef in crisis due to the recent mass coral bleaching event, destroying more than 1000km of reef as a result of climate change, the Great Barrier Reef is in more danger than ever.

AQUA was the brainchild of Toni Houston and was produced by Bettina Richter with their production company Wish Bone Films, on the far south coast of NSW. Fusing the Emmy award-winning underwater cinematography of David Hannan with the percussive beats of one of Europe’s biggest dance acts – Safri Duo – it tells the history of the Great Barrier Reef, without words.

AQUA aimed to inspire government leaders to reduce carbon emissions, activate community support, and build better conservation practices on the reef. It was screened at Parliament House Canberra, Screen Australia studios Sydney, and locally to schools and the community in the Bega Valley. In Copenhagen, the film screened with Safri Duo playing live to the film. It was quite an experience.

Watch the trailer online

See you there.
Lena Kuppins

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