Date: 22 - 28 October 2018  Venue: PUBLIKA SOLARIS DUTAMAS

Oyster

Runtime: 01:20:00
Country: Australia
Language: English
Category: Feature Films/Full-length Documentaries (2018)

Synopsis: In enviable weather, on the south-east coast of Australia, a punt glides over Merimbula Lake towards an oyster lease, with a passionate young oyster farmer Dom at the helm. It’s a romantic picture of tranquil beauty and a life close to nature, attuned to the rhythm of the tides. But Dom and fellow locals swear the water’s getting warmer and the storms more severe. The only oyster it’s legal for them to grow in the lake is the famous gourmet’s delight, the Sydney Rock Oyster. Taking three years to mature, it’s highly vulnerable to pollution and changes in water temperature and salinity. There are diseases too and the threat of competition from a much faster growing non-native species, the Pacific Oyster. Oyster follows Dom and Pip into their home, their work-shed, out on their punt and into the water, to see what it’s like to be raising two energetic young boys, while you’re working big hours to keep a few million oysters alive, and any decision you make to deal with the pressures of climate change, environmental damage and increasing disease could have far reaching consequences.
  • Kim Beamish
    Director
  • Pat Fiske
    Producer
  • Denise Haslem
    Editor
  • Kim Beamish
    Cinematographer/Co-producer
  • Michael Gissing, Digital City Studios
    Sound Design & Grade
  • Mike Dooley
    Musician
Director

Kim Beamish

Kim Beamish (Non’D’Script) is an award winning Australian filmmaker whose film ‘The Tentmakers of Cairo’ won the 2015 Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award at the Margaret Mead Film Festival and Prix Buyens-Chagoll at the Visions du Reel Film Festival.

Kim’s film ‘Just Punishment’ which he co-produced and directed was instrumental in the campaign to change the mandatory sentencing laws in Singapore after it told the story Van Nguyen’s appeal and ultimate execution for drugs trafficking on the island State.

He has been a board member of OPEN CHANNEL in Melbourne, Victoria as well as an educator and tutor in documentary film at the University of Canberra. At present Kim is developing several projects including TEAM, The Air Crash and The Actress: Marilyn.

Screening time:

October 28, 2018
6:00 pm
Black Box, Publika

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