Screening is a Giants success

The Maleny Community Centre was packed out for a screening of The Giants, the film about Tasmania’s massive and ancient trees, whose preservation is the current focus of the Bob Brown Foundation.
Dr Brown’s extensive history of activism, on the ground and in the political arena (both state and federal as a foundation MP for the Greens), is portrayed alongside his personal background, which led to a widening of the party’s agenda from the environment to also include human rights.
“I have known Bob Brown for almost 30 years, and his example of standing up for what is right has been an inspiration to me,” says Anni Philp, who organised the event that raised money for the foundation’s old forests campaign.
“The reaction to the film, and the event in general, from the 220-strong audience both on the night and with follow-up texts, emails and phone calls has been phenomenal.
Funds were also raised towards the Greens’ campaign for the March 2024 Sunshine Coast Council local government elections. The party’s Division 5 candidate, Tracy Burton, was in attendance.
“Let’s not forget that the Sunshine Coast Hinterland also has had its share of old-growth tree loss to the timber industry,” Ms Burton said. “We need to protect what remains.
“After watching the film, I felt so encouraged by Bob’s incredible determination and fortitude. A proud Greens moment!”