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Stuck on a Rock – Premiere Screening
10 August 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pmFree
The premiere screening for my short documentary on the Lord Howe Island stick insect.
Stuck on a Rock is a documentary on the saga of the Lord Howe Island stick insect, one of the rarest species of insects on the planet. It was exterminated on Lord Howe Island by rats that were accidentally introduced in a shipwreck in the early 1900s and was thought extinct. But a series of incredible discoveries led to its re-emergence on one of the most remote and beautiful places on earth, about 20km south east of Lord Howe – Balls Pyramid.
Since then it has been an epic journey to prevent this unique species of insect (dubbed the thylacine of the insect world) from disappearing again. This humble insect has become a symbol of the struggle to preserve what we have left and to mitigate our impact on the natural world.
The night will also include talks by Rohan Cleave, zookeeper at Melbourne Zoo, and Keith Bell, old school climber of Ball’s Pyramid.