On 5 June, marking National Reconciliation Week, Amnesty International is inviting you to a special free online Q&A Forum with guest speakers from the film ‘When The River Runs Dry’.

Join us for this discussion on Friday, 5 June, 7pm (Australian Eastern Standard time) at https://amnestyau.zoom.us/j/97550528493

About this Event:

‘When The River Runs Dry’ is a groundbreaking documentary that marks a pivotal moment in Australia’s environmental history.

An Australian-made exploration of the rules governing the Murray Darling Basin and how they are destroying the environment, causing extinction-level events, and displacing communities. With water rights and security becoming increasingly vital issues for communities, ‘When the River Runs Dry’ offers hope for a better water future.

Please join Amnesty International Redfern & Eastern Suburbs Groups for this special evening with honoured guest speakers from the film in a Q&A Discussion Forum.

This is your chance to hear directly from the film’s makers, activists and experts. There will be the opportunity for audience members to ask panel members questions.


Uncle Bruce Shillingsworth, Murrawari-Budgiti Man, Brewarrina, north western NSW, Aboriginal Educator

Aunty Steff Armstrong, Gamilaraay, NSW

Peter Yates, Writer WTRRD, Anthropologist with extensive experience in Indigenous land management across central and northern Australia

Dr Emma Carmody, Special Counsel, Environmental Defenders Office

Uncle Rodney Dillon, Palawa Elder, Amnesty International Australia, will give a brief update about Amnesty’s Community Is Everything Campaign.

Prior to the event:

For more information about the film, please see https://theeducationshop.com.au/downloads/atom-study-guides/when-the-river-runs-dry-atom-study-guide/

Attendees are encouraged to watch the film before this event, which is streaming free on SBS On Demand from 31 May. Register at sbs.com.au and follow the link to “When the river runs dry”.

For further inquiries, please contact: Silvia at silviagreco@bigpond.com or Sabine at redfern.amnesty@gmail.com.


June 5, 2020

7:00 pm

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