Horizon sharing stories from the fringes
  • Friday 09 August 2019
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Film buffs and doco lovers get your popcorn ready – Horizon Festival has an epic line-up of documentaries exploring individual and community identity; celebrating and giving a platform to courageous change makers and activists.

Horizon Hot Docs Curator Murray Power said the documentary program was designed to share stories that are cutting edge and inspirational.

“In 2019, we have created a festival program aimed at celebrating community identity and bringing light to individual and collective stories and ideas,” Mr Power said.

Horizon Hot Docs is presented in partnership with Majestic Cinemas, Nambour.

Grab your tickets now at www.horizonfestival.com.au

Horizon Hot Docs at Majestic Cinemas, Nambour

After the Apology - Mon 26 Aug, 7pm

Four Aboriginal grandmothers battle to challenge government policies to bring their grandkids home. Their grassroots actions spearhead a national conversation to curb the skyrocketing rates of child removal.

#FEMALE PLEASURE and Women to the Front – Tue 27 Aug, 7pm

Five cultures, five women, one story. #FEMALE PLEASURE portrays five courageous, smart and self-determined women, breaking the silence imposed by their archaic-patriarch societies and religious communities. Join us after the film for Women to the Front, a panel discussion about the film with local women who have risen. The panel discussion will be held at the Bison Bar at 8.45pm

No Dress Code Required – Wed 28 Aug, 7pm

Facing a wave of criticism and outrage, Victor and Fernando were the first gay couple in Mexico to fight for their rights in a place filled with homophobia and inequality.

Inventing Tomorrow – Thu 29 Aug, 7pm

Inventing Tomorrow follows passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats – while navigating the doubts and insecurities that mark adolescence.

Right to Harm – Fri 30 Aug, 7pm

Through the riveting stories of five rural communities, Right to Harm exposes the devastating public health impact factory farming has on many disadvantaged citizens throughout the United States.

Horizon Festival is proudly presented by Sunshine Coast Council.

Horizon Festival is made possible with the support of SunCentral – delivering the new Maroochydore City Centre, the Queensland Government through the Regional Arts Development Fund, Cultural Heritage Levy, Harmony by AVID Property Group and Tourism and Events Queensland.