WILD THINGS follows a new generation of environmental activists hell-bent on saving their futures from the ravages of climate change.
(M) | directed by Sally Ingleton | 2020 | 89 mins
Armed only with mobile phones, this growing army of eco-warriors are mobilising against forces more powerful than themselves and saying, enough. From chaining themselves to coal trains, sitting high in the canopy of threatened rainforest or locking onto bulldozers, their non-violent tactics are designed to generate mass action with one finger tap.
Against a backdrop of drought, fire and floods; we witness how today’s environmentalists are making a difference. Surprisingly the methods of old still have currency when a groundswell of school kids inspired by the actions of 16-year old Swedish student Greta Thunberg say, ‘change is coming’ and call a national strike demanding action against global warming.
“THIS FILM IS SO EFFECTIVE. It is a warm-hearted depiction of intelligent and far-sighted Australians, young and old, taking effective action. Remarkable. Empowering. Activating.”
DR. BOB BROWN, FORMER LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN GREENS PARTY
‘If this film doesn’t enrage and inspire you in equal measure, then you need to get a new heart. ‘Wild Things’ is an insider’s look at the strength, passion and impact of modern activism, with a heartfelt nod to the generations that led the way and pioneered environmental campaigning in Australia. Faced with the prospect of climate catastrophe and ecological collapse, Action is always the Antidote to Despair. This film shows how everyday people are stepping up to defend their community, their land, and the planet’.
CAM WALKER, FRIENDS OF THE EARTH AUSTRALIA
“Impassioned, charged and genuinely striking, Wild Things offers an invigorating insight into the significance of activism and an affectionate glimpse at generations past and future fighting for our environment.”
LUKE FORSYTH, ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA
“Exploring a year of environmental activism in Australia, this timely documentary inspiringly shows a new generation determined to bring about change at a moment of great crises. It also gives hope for the cause of change as it records the successes of the previous generation in stopping environmental destruction.”
GAIL KOVATSEFF, ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL