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Film Screening: More than a Fish Kill

Where
28 Broadway
Chippendale NSW 2008
Australia
Palace Central Cinemas, Level 3/28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
When

Thursday 4 July from 5:30pm to 7pm

Sydney Health Ethics Network in partnership with Sydney Environment Institute, the National Museum of Australia, and The Cad Factory are pleased to present a special screening of the documentary More than a Fish Kill.

More than a Fish Kill explores how artists, fishery managers, and First Nations custodians came together in the aftermath of the devastating 2019 and 2023 mass fish death events along the Barka/Baaka (Darling River). Together, they turned these ecological disasters into catalysts for cultural connection and revival. 

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion facilitated by Dr Claire Hooker (Sydney Health Ethics), featuring Dr Vic McEwan (Artistic Director, The Cad Factory), Dr Kirsten Wehner (James O Fairfax Senior Fellow in Culture and Environment), and Dave Doyle (Barkindji artist, National Museum of Australia).

The film tells the story of a remarkable collaboration that interweaves art, science and ancient knowledge to care for communities, honour our rivers and reshape how we live - now and into the future.

This event is part of a larger partnership between the Sydney Environment Institute at The University of Sydney and the National Museum of Australia, titled Living on the Edge.

Speakers

Claire Hooker (Chair), Sydney Health Ethics

Dr Claire Hooker is Associate Professor in Health and Medical Humanities at Sydney Health Ethics and President of the Arts Health Network NSW/ACT.

Kirsten Wehner, James O Fairfax Senior Fellow in Culture and Environment

Dr Kirsten Wehner is the James O. Fairfax Senior Fellow in Culture and Environment at the National Museum of Australia. Kirsten is a curator, artist and writer whose work centres on transforming people’s relationships with the more-than-human world.

Dave Doyle, Barkindji artist

David Doyle is a Barkindji and Malyangapa man from Menindee, New South Wales. He lives on Barkindji Country in Broken Hill with his wife and two children. David works for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, is a member of Menindee Aboriginal Elders Council, owns and operates Wontanella, a cultural tourism business, and holds numerous other positions on advisory councils and boards.

Vic McEwan, Artistic Director - The Cad Factory

Dr Vic McEwan is a contemporary artist who works with sound, photography, video, installation and performance. His practice explores socially engaged and site-specific art, often produced through cross-sector partnerships.

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