The Koalas

You’ll be charmed. You’ll be dismayed. And then I bet you’ll be as angry as hell ” Tim Winton

Following the screening, join us for a Q&A with Anthony Amis from Friends of the Earth to discuss the film and the issues that it brings up about Koala extinction and the environment,

The Koalas takes audiences on a journey into the lives of individual koalas, led by charismatic characters – Wonnie, Bexley, Tom, Baz, Coral and adorable joeys Hope and Pala. As these stories unfold we witness the unique characteristics of koalas, their bond with their young, and the wildlife carers they come into contact with. These seven emerge as ambassadors for all koalas facing threats to their ongoing survival.

Why is the koala facing extinction when governments are announcing new strategies to protect them? Scientists identify the main culprit behind the alarming drop in koala populations is habitat loss. How is the destruction of habitat being allowed to escalate at unprecedented rates? Are environment laws so weak that they can’t protect threatened species?


Sign up to the Thornbury Picture House newsletter