‘Once You Know’ International Film Release and ‘Work That Reconnects’ Experience

'Once You Know' International Film Release and WTR Experience

We are big fans of Joanna Macy and The Work That Reconnects (WTR). The WTR network joined forces with award-winning film makers Emmanuel Cappellin and Anne-Marie Sangla to launch the documentary ‘Once You Know’.

Several of the registered WTR Network Facilitator Members will be hosting screenings of this moving film and facilitating post-screening WTR experiences to support us in processing the emotions the film stirs and help build resilience and solidarity. 

‘Inspired by the Work That Reconnects, Extinction Rebellion and Collapsology, this film is a deeply personal exploration of coming to terms with crisis, collapse and active hope in these troubling times.’

Work That Reconnects Network website (WTR)

So please follow their invitation to this special online event series, the last screening is on Monday, November 22nd (NZ Time).

Please note, registration comes with a minimum US$15 donation, which will support the filmmaker and the film production and distribution companies that have made this international screening possible, along with covering the cost to the WTR Network.

We hope this excites you as much as it excites us.

Check screening times for NZ timezone.

You’re invited to Imagining Food Futures (IFF) event

Invitation to IFF 'Imagining Food Futures'

A one-day workshop for creative rangatahi (that’s you) to come together and envision what
Te Whanganui-a-Tara’s food systems could look like by 2050 — the wilder and more
whimsical, the better!

When and Where?

20 Nov 2021
10 – 6pm
Innermost Gardens, Matairangi/Mt Victoria

We’ll also have:
– interactive installations
– delicious kai
– big fun!

There’ll be urban agriculture experts, artists, and speculative designers (future thinkers) there to guide the generation and communication of future food ideas. Decision-makers will arrive in the evening to hear about the day’s outcomes and meet our young changemakers over a BBQ futures feast produced by local chefs. 

The garden will be an in-context site for all of these groups of people to meet, listen, share, and potentially collaborate, moving ideas beyond this initial workshop. 

It’s shaping up to be a hugely impactful youth event. We’re looking for young people between the ages of 15 and 25 who are interested in: 

– community gardening and urban farming

– indigenous food sovereignty and climate action

– waste minimisation and creative reuse sustainability-focused cooking, foraging and mahinga kai

– eco architecture and urban planning (edible green spaces) storytelling for social change

Please RSVP via email to Alex alex@bgi.org.nz!

Please note FFF Aotearoa NZ isn’t involved in organising this event, we are simply standing in solidarity with BGI, Grow Space Wellington and The Sustainability Trust.

Picnics for Future: Kai &Korero: Change of Venue

Picnics For Future – Sunday 21 November 12 noon-3pm at the Amphitheatre, Frank Kitts Park

In response to requests for a Fridays For Future event on the weekend, there will be a Picnics For Future!

Date : Sunday, 21 Nov 2021

Start time :12 noon

Finish time: due to the rain we have packed up early, at 1.30pm

Venue : For reasons beyond our control the picnic will now be at the Amphitheatre, Frank Kitts Park. Apologies for any inconvenience.

We are the people . We have a voice. We are the people. We have a choice!!!


Bring your lunch and share kai & korero with people who want more action on climate justice . We will sing action songs and there will be chalk so we can leave our messages for the politicians at parliament.


Climate activists on Parliament Steps Global Climate Strike September 2021


Be inspired by the thousands of Climate activist marching through the streets of Glasgow. We are the people. We have a voice.

Join our Picnic for Futures at Frank Kitts Park on 21 November. See you there!