Junats, The Moo Man, Uni talk

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Friday 30th August
Hamilton Junior Naturalists Club
This week’s topic is Working Dogs - How Are They Trained? Come and find out, and meet Bengi the Beagle and Ariane Bright, University of Waikato. 7pm at the Hort Centre at Hamilton Gardens

Missed this off the list of interesting international festival movies to go to:
The Moo Man

Wed 04 Sep at 1.30pm
and Sun 15 Sep at 1.30pm

Lido Cinema
Andy Heathcote’s The Moo Man is a “keenly observed, beautifully filmed documentary about a Sussex farmer struggling to survive in a world of big supermarkets and oppressive health and safety regulations. A hit at the Sundance Film Festival, this gentle, honest film keeps its audience enthralled from sunny start to tear-stained finish – an impressive achievement, since it’s about cows. Steve Hook, the ‘moo man’ of the title, runs a small family dairy farm and sells raw (i.e. unpasteurised) milk at local farmers’ markets and via doorstep delivery. It is, he says, the only way he can keep the farm going in a world where it costs 35p to produce every pint, but a farmer gets only 27p from the supermarkets… Filming took place over a year and the seasons play their part in the film without ever being exploited for picturesque effect. Indeed, it is the ability to shape the material into an emotionally satisfying story without ever manipulating it that makes The Moo Man one of the best British documentaries in many a moo-n.” — Nick Roddick, Evening Standard

Link to the film trailer -

Wednesday 4th September

Talk at the University:
12pm in Room AG.30 at the University opp the library, talk by the renowned Israeli human rights activist, Jeff Halper, hosted by Waikato University group, Students for Justice in the Middle East.
Mr Halper is an academic and activist who helped found and is director of the non-violent ‘Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions’. According to ICAHD, more than 18,000 Palestinian homes have been destroyed by the Israeli authorities since 1967. According to Mr Halper, this is only one of a range of oppressive measures used to oppress the Palestinian people.



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