Paul Hawken's Speech at the Bioneers conference

Sustaining our Global Future Film Series

Film selection is subject to availability.

Films shown will highlight some of the key issues pertaining to each UN Observance given below. We screen new ideas for change and moving forward and where possible we screen stories about youth raising awareness to these issues. Post screening a session is conducted where students come up with new ideas and actions for these ideas.

All films have been selected specifically to appeal to an audience of school students at year levels 7-12 unless stated otherwise.

Bookings essential as places are limited
For more information and booking enquiries please contact:
Susan Rooney-Harding
0418 833 304
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Please refer to the list below for specific information regarding movies offered on the following dates:

Term 2 Sessions

World Environment Day: 5th Jun
World Refugee Day: 20th Jun

International Day against Drug Abuse & illicit Trafficking

26th Jun

Term 3 Sessions

World Population Day:11th July
World Indigenous Day: 9th Aug
International Youth Day: 12th Aug
International Day for the remembrance of the slave trade and its abolition: 23rd
International Literacy Day: 8th Sept
International Day of Peace: 21st Sept

Term 4 programs

World Development Information Day : 24th Oct
International Day for Tolerance :16th Nov
Universal Children’s Day
World Aids Day - 1st Dec

Sustaining our Global Future Film Series

Join us at the Global Campfire: connecting the world through film

This series as conducted through The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre in 2008


We are now coming to your school

Book a Session


"In this United Nations "Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

(2005-2014), an awareness of sustainability issues is an important part to a students

education. The capacity of all Australians to understand and respond to climate

change, will define our future. Sustaining our Global Future provides an opportunity

for young people to view iconic films that have inspired people all over the world to

live more sustainably."

Jane Lomax-Smith

Minister for Education


Some of the student comments after the sessions

"we are one", "everyone is equal", "you can do anything, it is your choice",

"one person can change the world and make a  difference", "people are all valuable",

"it starts with ME", "believe in yourself"

Sustaining our Global Future film series:

The quality of our global future depends on the quality if ideas that we generate as a

thinking and compassionate and tolerant society. This film series raises awareness

to United Nations (UN) Observances, present ideas for change and highlighting areas

of ethical social action for 'Sustaining our Global Future'.

Target Audience: School students at year levels 7-12.

Benefits to students and teachers:

  • Cross curriculum program
  • Raising awareness of UN Observances and global issues
  • Opportunities for empowerment for students
  • Examples of young people leading the way
  • Linking to local and global web based educational resources
  • Encouraging students to think ‘outside the square’
  • Solution focused
  • Ideas creation session

This program is presented by Susan Rooney-Harding from Inspirational Cinema.

Time: to suit your needs and lesson plans. Each session is 45-55 min in duration
Venue: We come to you all, please call to discuss your session to suit your needs

This series was run at The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre in 2008. We are

now delivering this  series at schools for your convenience and to suit your lesson


Educational relevance

The essential learnings of futures, identity, interdependence, thinking and

communication, media literacy and values education are at the core of this

program. It also has particular relevance to middle school students studying

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Studies of Society and

Environment, Drama and Media Studies.

Other areas that will be covered in the senior years include Business Studies,

Aboriginal Studies, Media Production and Analysis, Small Business Enterprise and

Women’s Studies.

Events can change owing to film availability

Bookings essential as sessions are VERY limited

For more information and booking enquiries please contact:

Susan Rooney-Harding on 0418 833 304 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Media Links:

Teachers Planet

United Nations Cyber School Bus

United Nations Human Rights

Amnesty International

UN Observance

** Follow your passions, and success will follow you ** Nothing in life is stacked against you in your life except your own thinking ** When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth ** Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at ** Every youth owes himself and to the world to make the most possible out of the stuff that is in him ** A man in the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, nothing else ** You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is enough! You must take action ** All achievement is the triumph of persistence **