At the #EarthOptimism Film Festival, we're showing a variety of documentaries from around the world of conservation


Motivated by concerns about the planet his 4-year-old daughter would inherit, a filmmaker embarks on a global journey to meet innovators and changemakers that are working to create a hopeful future. This will be shown at 8pm on Friday 26 March.

Threatened plants with a ‘Ray of Hope’

Join us to meet a selection of plants growing at Cambridge University Botanic Garden with inspirational back-stories. This will be shown at 2pm on Saturday 27 March.

Our Gorongosa

Find out about Gorongosa National Park and how it has managed to become a model for both wildlife conservation and community development. This will be shown at 8pm on Saturday 27 March.

Conservation Success Stories at the Museum of Zoology

Explore the Museum of Zoology with conservation experts and discover the wildlife conservation success stories behind the animals on display. This will be shown at 2pm on Sunday 28 March.

Stuck on a Rock

Stuck on a Rock tells the important story of one of Australia’s greatest conservation blunders and victories side-by-side, as well as the human story that is so inseparably tied to it. It will be followed by a short presentation from Melbourne zookeeper and author Rohan Cleave, followed by a live Q&A Rohan and filmmaker Asher Flatt. This will be shown at 8pm on Sunday 28 March.