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Aunt Hilda!

 

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France (98 mins, dir. Jacques-Rémy Girerd and Benoît Chieux)

“An inventive hand-drawn comedy … Aunt Hilda! offers up plenty of raucous animation while warning viewers about the dangers of messing with Mother Nature.” – Hollywood Reporter

When a ruthless agricultural company announces it has created a genetically modified crop that it claims will eradicate world hunger, eco-warrior Aunt Hilda knows something isn’t right. As the mutant plants start consuming everything in their path, Hilda must join forces with, one of the scientists who made the GMO, in a race against the clock to destroy it.

From the studio behind the Academy Award nominated A Cat in Paris comes a rollicking and timely new adventure about protecting our environment and standing up to corporate greed. Daringly animated and filled with surprising flourishes, Aunt Hilda! is bold, funny and endlessly defiant.

GENRE: Animation

KEY THEMES: Environmental sustainability, biodiversity, genetically modified crops, corporate responsibility, family, personal responsibility

SUITABLE YEAR LEVELS: Junior secondary +

LANGUAGE: French with English subtitles

CURRICULUM LINKS: Languages (French), Civics and Citizenship, Science

KEY EDUCATION OUTCOMES:

  • Recognising the importance of scientific-based evidence.
  • Recognising the danger of overturning environmental regulations in order to generate profit.
  • Learning to forgive and learn from past mistakes.
  • Embracing biodiversity.

School Screenings

Tuesday 12 August, 1.30pm at ACMI Cinemas

Friday 15 August, 11am at ACMI Cinemas

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