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REVIVAL & VFA hosts ‘The Giants’ film

Join a special film screening of ‘The Giants’, co-hosted by Revival Projects and the Victorian Forest Alliance. Together, we highlight the intersections of our mutual passion for nature conservation and alternative timber resource initiatives. 

The Victorian Forest Alliance is made up of 38 grass-roots community groups campaigning for the protection and restoration of native forests. The state government’s recent announcement that native forest logging in Victoria will end by January 1, 2024 opens a pathway of opportunity for a future beyond logging. However, transitioning away from native forest logging towards more sustainable practices, requires us to consider the entire system. This includes looking at the supply chain and using imagination and vision to transform the way we currently do things. And that’s where groups like Revival come in. 

Revival have recently launched their ‘Urban Tree Recovery’ initiative, which offers an alternative solution to how we approach and handle the precious resource which is the trees from our city. Fostering a community centred around the principles of zero waste, reusing materials and resource recovery, Revival are demonstrating the philosophy of resource custodianship across every dimension of the design & construction industries. Initiatives like these are critical in demonstrating what is already possible to provide sustainable sources of timber by utilising wood from urban environments, which would otherwise be mulched and wasted.

Revival has built Australia’s only inner-city timber mill & kiln operation, less than 2 kms from Melbourne CBD. The initiative is specifically designed to make it easier for people to utilise trees which need to be cut down in urban areas around Naarm (Melbourne). This one-of-a-kind mill is also our very fitting venue for this special film screening event.

“The Giants” is a powerful film about a long and epic battle for forest protection, and the lifelong devotion of environmentalist Bob Brown to bring peace and protection to the land. It’s also about the life of trees, which scientists are only beginning to understand. The film weaves Bob's story and the trees’ story - revealing just how closely intertwined they are. It’s a joyous exploration of the forest delivered in a new, creative and awe-inspiring way.

The event will incorporate a screening of the film, a tour of Revival’s Collingwood space, and a panel discussion.

We invite you to join us—united in these times of climate change—to imagine what is possible, to learn about the sustainable practices available and why it’s critical to protect native forests with the reverence and priority they deserve.



5pm ‘The Giants’ film commences.

7.50pm Q&A with an excellent panel of guest speakers including:

MC Alana Mountain
, Victorian Forest Alliance events and fundraising coordinator

Robbie Neville, REVIVAL founder

Chris Schuringa, Victorian Forest Alliance campaign coordinator

Joost Bakker, Renowned visionary, creator of Future food system.

Laurence Billiet, Director and producer of “The Giants” film

Clare Parry, Director of Sustainability for Development Victoria


*This event is sponsored by Stomping Ground. Free Beer will be included with all ticket purchases. There will be some food available by donation. People are welcome to stick around after the Q & A to meet and mingle at the mill.

**This event is wheelchair accessible, but please get in touch with specific accessibility needs. Please keep in mind the space is an open warehouse - there will be some heating but we ask people to dress warm and to also have enclosed shoes for safety.

***For any further assistance with ticketing, please get in contact: [email protected]

This event will take place on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri First Nations Peoples. We pay our deepest respects to their Elders past and present. Protecting forests is an important step towards sovereignty for First Nations Peoples, and we acknowledge the thousands of years of custodianship and care for Country, which continues to this day. 

July 22, 2023 at 4:00pm - 8:30pm
111 islington Street
Collingwood, VIC 3066
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