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Wild Things

A year on the frontline of Environmental activism.

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Impact areas

ENVIRONMENT

HUMAN RIGHTS & SOCIAL JUSTICE

Crew

  • DIRECTOR Sally Ingleton

  • PRODUCER Sally Ingleton

Synopsis

DURATION: 90 MINUTES

WILD THINGS is a feature length documentary that follows a new generation of environmental activists that are mobilising against forces more powerful than themselves and saying, enough. Armed only with mobiles phones, this growing army of eco warriors will do whatever it takes to save their futures from the ravages of climate change. From chaining themselves to coal trains, sitting high in the canopy of threatened rainforest for days on end or locking onto bulldozers, their non-violent tactics are designed to generate mass action with one finger tap. Messages go viral within seconds. It’s a far cry from the heady days of the Franklin River Blockade when street marches were the only way to be heard.

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84.77% funded
  • $130,000.00

    FUNDING GOAL
  • $110,195.00

    FUNDS RAISED
  • 30th September 2020

    PROJECT ENDS
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Donations

Josephine Wright $50.00
Mandy Gyles $75.00
Karen Alexander $100.00
Martin Brennan $100.00
Ka-Yin Kwok $30.00
Chris Ryan $100.00
Barbara Hammond $100.00
Jenny Stephens $400.00
Andrew Bird $2,000.00
Katharina Fabricius $1,000.00
Chris Hooper $10.00
Gwynn James $100.00
Jane Abercrombie $3,000.00
Anonymous $1,000.00
Hamer Family Fund Sub-Fund of Australian Communities Foundation $5,000.00
Garry White Foundation $25,000.00
Steve and Tammy Warner $30.00
The Sunrise Project $5,000.00
$67,100.00

Issue Summary

A short summary of the issue the documentary is addressing

WILD THINGS is a timely film about those on the frontline fighting the war against fossil fuels and the logging of our rainforests alongside the rich history of environmental activism in Australia. The activists featured are people you might not expect. Their numbers are growing incrementally, but what lessons do they take from the past, and can they formulate a viable plan for the future? Critically - can they get enough people on board to turn the ship around?

Impact

What is the impact vision statement of the documentary?

WILD THINGS will inspire a new generation of grass roots activists to see that by making a stand they can make a difference and create a sustainable future.

Outcomes

What outcomes does the project hope to achieve from making this documentary?

Our film will inspire audiences to believe that every individual has the power to make an impact and bring about change. One only has to look at the impact that 15 year old school girl Greta Thunberg has made by striking from school and speaking up about the climate emergency. She has moved entire governments to act and has kickstarted a movement of young people across the world.

The film WILD THINGS is optimistic. As well as showcasing present day climate and environment heroes we will hear intimate and revelatory stories from past campaigns which will shed light on the Australian environment movement as a whole.

We hope the film will be used to inspire a new generation of climate action leaders.

Stakeholders

How will partnerships with this project help inform the project development?

The documentary will showcase the work School Strike 4 Climate, Save The Tarkine Rainforest and Frontline Action On Coal.

Many of these organisations are concerned about global warming and urging action to halt climate change.

Our Impact campaign will encompass social media, online short form content, commissioned opinion pieces and advance screenings through the environment movement to generate publicity, inspire debate and drive audiences to the cinema.

Event based screenings will be promoted through the million plus supporter base of key environment groups.

360 Degree Films will partner with Cool Australia to produce curriculum materials addressing the film’s content to stimulate debate and the search for solutions in the classroom.

The Sunrise Project and Garry White Foundation have supported the development of some curriculum materials.

Audience Engagement and Social Impact

What actions does this project hope for its viewers after seeing this film?

Following viewing the film audiences will have a higher value for frontline action and for environmental groups.

Young people will be inspired to become climate leaders.

Parents who have children who are concerned about the environment and climate change may have more empathy for environmental activists.

Viewers may want to join their local environment group and engage in climate action and creating a more sustainable future.

They will be interested to find out more about renewable energy and in particular options for renewable power within their own community. They may wish to explore how their community can join forces to set up a solar power station that will provide power to their community.

If viewers do not have time to become active themselves they may be inspired to donate to an environment group who is working to bring about change.

Measurement and Evaluation

What is the projects indicators for success?

We will track screening responses and ticket sales.
We will track all social media comments from viewers and people using the curriculum materials.
We will do a follow up survey to all schools who have accessed the film and curriculum materials to understand how the content was used and how useful it was.
We will track DVD, SVOD sales and downloads.

Our key vision is to ensure the film Is seen and accessed by audiences around Australia in capital cities, regional towns and rural areas.

We are particularly keen to see the film used by environment groups in regional areas who may want to establish their own community power networks.

Achieving the impact vision of a documentary never has a cut off point as documentaries continue to be used for a long time.

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