Film Screening: When the River Runs Dry

ALEC is proud to support the documentary When the River Runs Dry - screening and Q&A at 7pm on the 16th of March at Alice Springs Cinema.

In January 2019, a viral video showed grown men near Menindee weeping as they held dead Murray Cod, decades old, which had perished in yet another environmental disaster. Australians were horrified, and politicians blamed drought, while ecologists and water management specialists claimed it was due to the over-allocation and over-extraction of water.

Two weeks later, it was forgotten.

News that the Darling River, or Barka, as it is known to its people, was in a state of ecological collapse had disappeared from the media and, although people were shouting about what was happening, no one was listening. Who was to blame? And what could be done?

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Details

March 16, 2020 at 7pm - 10pm
Alice Springs Cinema
11 Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870
Australia
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