Film Showing and Discussion: Taking Australian Research to the World

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Vanessa Lamb

Dr Damien Williams, director of Lantana Lane Productions, will introduce his 2017 film, Regeneration: Lantana's constant gardeners, during Science Festival. This will be followed by a discussion between key historians and geographers of the Australian landscape.

Regeneration tells the story of four people from the northern rivers region of New South Wales and the different approaches that they each take to living with lantana, a declared noxious weed. In doing so, the film asks whether 'bush regeneration' blurs the boundaries between the garden and the bush.

Join the filmmaker and others from the School of Geography at this exclusive viewing.

Dr Williams is an award-winning historian with a wide range of experience as a researcher, editor, broadcaster and film maker. His idea for Lantana Lane came about in 2016, while working as a freelance producer at ABC Radio National and the School of Geography at the University of Melbourne. Lantana Lane has recently been longlisted for the Walkley Foundation's inaugural Innovation Fund.

Discussants: Dr Haripriya Rangan, Associate Professor and Director, Australia India Institute and School of Geography;Dr. Alessandro Antonello, McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies; and Professor Lesley Head, School of Geography.

Audience: Environmental Historians, Geographers and the General Public

This event is being held as co-organized across the School of Geography Seminar Series and University of Melbourne’s Science Festival.
Students, staff and the general public are all welcome to attend. Registrations required.
Check out the full Science Festival Program.