This in from the ARC Cinema at the National Film And Sound Archive:
MEMOIRS OF A PLAGUE
Canberra documentary filmmaker Rob Nugent takes a fascinating and poetic look at the troubled relationship between man and locust
Saturday 5 November 8.15pm – Introduction and Q&A with Director Rob Nugent
Since the dawn of time, human civilisation has been at war with the locust, and filmmaker Canberra documentary filmmaker Rob Nugent embarks on a personal and deeply thoughtful journey from central Australia to Africa and Europe, exploring the ancient stories that surround this small green insect. Shot in extreme close-up and with frightening magnification, the locust becomes an ancient enemy, competing across the world with humans for food and survival. Nugent’s stunning cinematography – both widescreen and extreme close-up – adds to the lyrical nature of this powerful enquiry into nature and control.
Dir: Rob Nugent, Australia, 2011, (u/c 18+)
‘Nugent increasingly finds himself on the side of the locust, and takes the audience along with him.’ (Kiva Reardon, Torontoist)
Screenings are part of the Canberra International Film Festival. Special ticket prices apply.