The Message of the Lyrebird

A Cinematic Journey to Unravel Nature's Message

Richmond Landcare Inc. and The Northern Rivers Science Hub are excited to present an enchanting and thought-provoking documentary: The Message of the Lyrebird. This captivating film, produced by Balangara Films, offers a mesmerizing glimpse into the magical world of the lyrebird, an extraordinary creature that holds the secrets of Australia’s ancient forests in its song.

No other bird on Earth possesses the unique abilities of the lyrebird, and this documentary takes audiences on a profound exploration of its sophisticated artistry. From the lush Sherbrooke forest in Victoria to the picturesque landscapes of the New England Plateau in New South Wales, the film uncovers the lyrical mysteries of these avian wonders. As humanity delves deeper into the heart of nature, we are confronted with an urgent question: is the lyrebird now singing the melancholic tale of human encroachment?

The Message of the Lyrebird is not merely a film; it’s a call to action. Through the lens of this documentary, viewers will gain a deep understanding of the intricate interplay between nature and humanity. The film introduces a diverse cast of characters, including a scientist, a lyrebird sound recordist, a lyrebird keeper, an activist, and a Knowledge-Holder. Each perspective weaves a tapestry that emphasizes the crucial need to reconnect with wildlife, old-growth forests, the Earth, and The Dreaming, providing valuable insights into the delicate balance between human intervention and environmental preservation.

Directed by the talented Mark Pearce, this feature-length documentary promises an unforgettable cinematic experience. To enrich the viewing, there will be a post-film Q&A session with the director, Mark Pearce, and esteemed local ecologist, Iain Stych. This engaging discussion offers the audience a unique opportunity to interact with the creators and gain deeper insights into the film’s themes and messages.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday 16 November

Time: 6:00 PM (Doors open at 5:30 PM)

Venue: Star Court Theatre
126 Molesworth St, Lismore NSW 2480

Tickets: General Admission $15, Richmond Landcare Members/concession $10. Get tickets here.

We are thrilled to have the support of Inspiring Australia for this screening.

Don’t miss this chance to embark on a mesmerizing journey through Australia’s forests and discover the profound wisdom of the lyrebird. Join us for an evening of enlightenment, inspiration, and a renewed sense of responsibility towards our environment.

Media Contact:

Emily Headlam

Richmond Landcare Inc

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