Trailer of Uncommon Heros
Taddy Blecher: CIDA

Sustaining our Global Future Film Series

All Films TBC.

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.

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 3 program dates

11th July:
World Population Day
9th Aug:
World Indigenous Day
12th Aug: International Youth Day
21st Aug: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and It Abolition
8th Sept: International Literacy Day - 8th Sept
21st Sept: International Day of Peace

Term 4 program dates


16th Oct:
24th Oct: World Development Information Day
16th Nov: International Day for Tolerance
20th Nov: Universal Children’s Day
1st Dec: World Aids Day

International Day for Tolerance

16th November

Session Duration: 31.10min

I Am Human First Gary

Duration: 8.47 min

"Jagamarra" Simon, a traditional healer and artist of the Walpiri tribe of central and Western Australia, explains how human particularities are directly formed from the natural environment. To reject a culture is therefore to reject the environment itself. The key to oneness, Gary tells us, is acceptance-acceptance of oneself and of every other's right to exist.

Three areas of Oneness

Duration: 2.44 min

Duane Elgin is an author, speaker, educator, consultant, and media activist. For more than three decades, Duane has been in the forefront of exploring humanity's evolutionary journey, sustainable ways of living, media accountability and citizen empowerment, and the convergence of the new science with the world's wisdom traditions. He pioneered the “Voluntary Simplicity” movement with his now classic first book, titled by the same name, published in the 1980s. In his most recent book, Promise Ahead: A Vision of Hope and Action for Humanity's Future (2000), Elgin explores how humanity is on the brink of a global, whole-system crisis where we will have the choice of either pulling together to create an evolutionary bounce, or pulling apart to precipitate an evolutionary crash.

Warren Flandez

Duration: 7.10 min

How many rising Filipino/Spanish/Chinese/Canadian R&B stars can you name that have emerged from Yellowknife?
Well, you're about to know one...

Warren Flandez grew up in northern Canada listening to the soulful strains of Al Green and Marvin Gaye. Overcoming severe asthma and ignoring a singing coach who said he didn't have what it takes, he's now perched on the edge of stardom – and about to go into the studio with Warren Riker, 2-time Grammy winning producer for Lauryn Hill and the Fugees. And he's got a heart just as big as his voice. His socially conscious songs like World Cry are a call out to his generation to stand up for human rights – and he's sung for numerous volunteer causes including War Child Canada. He's also headlining a concert for Canadian Students for Darfur, an organization working to raise awareness about atrocities in Darfur, Sudan, where more than two million people have fled their homes and 400,000 have been killed in a situation described by the UN as one of the planet's worst humanitarian crises. Flandez is proof that if you follow your passions and beliefs and sing them strong, people will listen.

From India with Love Friends without Boarders

Duration: 5.15 min

This exciting short film shows how a simple idea grew quickly into an authentic children's movement. This effort has brought an enormous impact both in India and Pakistan, and serves as a model for "a new way to peace" throughout the world – utilizing the natural goodness of children.

A Heart Centered Approach to Peacemaking

Duration: 3.40 min

Jerusalem Peacemaker Rabbi Eliyahu McLean describes a heart-centered approach to peacemaking that takes into account the deep wounds of both Israelis and Palestinians. Rabbi Eliyahu McLean is co-founder of Jerusalem Peacemakers. He visits and dialogues with people of all faiths and communities in the Holy Land and travels internationally raising support for peace. His numerous projects include participation in Israeli-Palestinian dialogue.

A Global Vision

Duration: 3.14 min

Peace worker Sami Awad talks about how the Palestinian/Israeli conflict is felt around the world: it is part of our shared suffering. And when healing happens there, he says, it is also reflected throughout the world.

What Can I Do?

Duration: 1.40 min

Spoken word poet and activist Drew Dellinger says that one of the deepest questions a person can face is, What can I do?, and describes the quest to answer it as a spiritual challenge. Drew Dellinger is a spoken word poet, teacher, and activist. He is founder of Poets for Global Justice, and author of the collection of poems, love letter to the milky way.

Media Links:

Teachers Planet

Unitied Nations Cyber School Bus

United Nations Human Rights

Amnesty International


** 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 **