Sometimes we damage the Earth, and sometimes the Earth strikes back.
The first Australian-produced film shot with IMAX-quality Cineflex cameras to be released theatrically in a decade, ‘The Earth Wins' opens at Cinemona on Saturday 14 September 2013.
Shot entirely from the air across four continents, ‘THE EARTH WINS’ blurs the line between an environmental and symphonic documentary that offers us a new perspective on our relationship with the planet.
“The Earth Wins’ offers viewers an opportunity to rethink what they understand as standard practices in film-making. This film does not have a narrator, nor does it use quick editing to move from topic to topic, instead it allows viewers to join in on an effortless journey across the globe, where they can take the time to drink in what they are seeing and make their own opinion about the questions it raises,” said Director/Writer Jerry Grayson.
According to CINEMONA Curator, Viv Carroll, ‘The Earth Wins’ opens the door for people to question the limits of their knowledge: “Like Swiss artist Yves Netzhammer's installation at MONA titled 'The Subjectivisation of Repetition', this film manages to turn our worldview on its head. It makes you question not only how you would usually expect to view films, but how you view the world,” said Mr Carroll.
The film takes viewers on a journey to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and Black Saturday; along with beautiful locations, slums and animals at play in their natural habitat, including rare footage of dolphins and whales interacting.
‘The Earth Wins’ creates moments of true reflection combining stunning aerial imagery with powerful lyrics and a soundtrack from international artists; THE WHO, COLDPLAY, NEW ORDER, THE TEMPER TRAP, THE ART OF FUSION, YOTHU YINDI and composer Sean Van Doornum.
“MONA is a great arts space where people can walk out of the cinema and continue to reflect on the many issues raised in the film through other artworks. Our current major exhibition, ‘The Red Queen’, explores the idea that art may give humans an evolutionary advantage, yet our notion of human progress appears meaningless in the face of the brutal forces of evolution,” said Mr Carroll.
‘THE EARTH WINS’
OPENS SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2013 AT CINEMONA, Museum of Old and New Art 655 Main Rd, Berriedale, Tasmania
TICKETS & session times www.mona.net.au/cinemona
School and group bookings available. Ph 61 3 6277 9900.