Celeste Geer’s The Endangered Generation? Celebrates World Environment Day With Q&A Sessions in June


The Endangered Generation?, Celeste Geer’s sweeping documentary which premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival, begins a series of Q&A screenings on June 4, in celebration of the UN’s World Environment Day, ahead of its cinema release later that week.

The Endangered Generation? takes its audience on a hopeful journey to reconnect with our environment and each other. Narrated by Laura Dern, the film follows intrepid scientists, activists, artists and First Nations leaders from around the world as they rise to the global challenges of our time. Their research and experiences celebrate the power of diversity while calling into question the assumptions that are holding us back. Could our innate human capacity for creative collaboration be the most effective tool for ensuring the survival of future generations? This film dismantles the roadblocks to change and inspires new ways of thinking about the many crises facing our planet. It’s a moving, and surprisingly joyous, exploration of who we are and how we relate to the natural world that defines us.

Celeste Geer is a director who sets out to find raw moments of courage and beauty in unexpected places. Her films celebrate the power of human connection and resilience under pressure while highlighting the wonders of our natural world. In Then The Wind Changed (2013) Celeste captured her own family’s recovery in the aftermath of the devastating Black Saturday Bushfires alongside the experiences of other members of the community, creating a story of both heartbreak and resilience. The film won the 2012 Walkley Award for Best Documentary, the 2013 AACTA Award for Best Documentary Under One Hour and was nominated for a Logie in 2012 for Most Outstanding Factual Program. She has also worked as a director on many Australian broadcast documentaries including Keeping Australia Alive (ABC 2016), Filthy Rich & Homeless (SBS 2017), Catalyst Science of Sleep (ABC 2018) and Me and My Tourettes (SBS 2022).

The Endangered Generation? Is a Sweetshop & Green production presented by Screen Australia in collaboration with Monash University and in association with VicScreen, Melbourne International Film Festival Premiere Fund, The South Australian Film Corporation, Projector Films & VMLY&R, to be released in Australian cinemas by Bonsai Films.  Producers are Gal Greenspan and Daniel Joyce.

Producer Gal Greenspan said: “We are thrilled to bring The Endangered Generation? to audiences around Australia. This film is an urgent reminder for all of us to reconnect with our environment and each other. Celeste Geer has skilfully woven the learnings of scientists, activists, artists and First Nations leaders together to make a thought provoking and impactful film.” 

The Q&As feature both the filmmakers and leading Australian and international climate scientists and thought leaders.

MELBOURNE – Sun 4 June Cinema Nova Carlton, 2pm screening / 3.30pm Q&A:

Celeste Geer – director, Dr Kudzai Kanhutu, Juan Carlos Monterrey Gomez **VIA ZOOM, Brian Martin 

SYDNEY – Mon 5 June Dendy Cinemas Newtown, 6.30pm screening / 8pm Q&A:

Celeste Geer – director, Camille Goldstone-Henry, Jess Scully, Laura Wells 

CANBERRA – Mon 5 June Dendy Canberra, 6.30pm screening / 8pm 

Joelle Gergis, Karlie Noon, Rod Glover, Hilary Bambrick

NEWCASTLE – Mon 5 June Event Cinemas Kotara, 6.30pm screening / 8pm Q&A:

Dan Joyce – producer, Joshua Gilbert, Taylah Gray

**The film then opens in selected cinemas on June 8 – including Cinema Nova Carlton and Dendy Cinemas Newtown (Sydney), Coorparoo (Brisbane), Southport (Gold Coast) and Canberra.

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