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The Big Little Farm: The 91 minute documentary shot over 8 years (Interview)

Media Screening (Neon Films)
Documentary (USA)
Duration: 91 minutes

A testament to the immense richness of nature.  The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from their tiny LA apartment, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and onto 200 acres in the foothills of Ventura County, naively endeavoring to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete coexistence with nature.  The land they’ve chosen, however, is utterly depleted of nutrients and suffering from a brutal drought.

The film chronicles eight years of daunting work and outsize idealism as they attempt to create the utopia they seek, planting 10,000 orchard trees and over 200 different crops, and bringing in animals of every kind– including an unforgettable pig named Emma and her best friend, Greasy the rooster.  When the farm’s ecosystem finally begins to reawaken, so does the Chesters’ hope – but as their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, they realize that to survive they will have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself.

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One Child Nation: The consequences of a lost generation (Review)

Media Screening
Documentary (China)
Duration: 89 minutes

One Child Nation is a documentary by Gary Maddox (Amazon Studios) that sheds new light on one of international history’s most controversial family planning policies ever written into a national constitution.  It delves deeply into an upsetting period of China’s past,  taking us through the rationale of the one child policy’s genesis, the reverberations of its propaganda and post-trauma that now begins to surface across the grief-stricken generations since it ended four years ago. 

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Snuggle up to Luke Jacobz on National Doona Day, 17 June – Martin Place Pop-Up (FREE COFFEES FROM 7AM)

The rudeness of Winter showing up ealy last week sparked the idea for Moconna Coffee who are on a mission to heat things up this season!   As we switch modes in search of interesting pastimes to keep us entertained indoors, we are reminded of the soothing effects of the rich pedigree of these craft blends.

To celebrate National Doona Day on Monday 17 June – Sydneysiders are invited to escape the warmth and share a Winter coffee moment in bed with the much-loved Australian Actor and TV presenter, Luke Jacobz.  Yes you heard, a pop-up, a bed – taking centre stage on the Martin Place strip!

Coffee lovers can indulge their senses in a one-of-kind Moccona coffee house pop-up and discover the delicious taste of a freshly brewed Barista Reserve coffee.  FREE COFFEE.

WHERE:  Martin Place Moconna Pop-Up
WHAT:  National Doona Day – IN BED – with Luke Jacobz (swooooon)
WHEN: Monday 17 June – from 7am