Can an orangutan be friends with a frog?

The Orangutan and the Frog Fundraising Movie Night

An unlikely friendship has been forged binding the plight of the orangutan with that of the humble frog, in a dual-purpose fundraising evening to be held at CERES Environment Park on Tuesday, 8 February.

The Orangutan and the Frog Fundraiser will feature a screening of The Burning Season by Virgo Productions and will include a 30 minute interval where attendees are invited to partake in ‘Primal Speed Dating’.

The screening will raise funds for not-for-profit association Barefootprints Incorporated to build an eco-stage on French Island for their upcoming sustainable music and arts festival, Fest La Frog on 8 – 10 April, 2011 and The Australian Orangutan Project (The AOP) to fund on-going projects.

“To us, sustainability is about ensuring what we, as privileged persons, do in Australia doesn’t negatively impact on the vulnerable and less privileged third world. By joining forces with important organisations such as The AOP and inspiring attendees with The Burning Season screening, we believe we can motivate people to come along to our festival to see for themselves that you can hold a climate positive party,” said Fest La Frog Festival Director, Dean O’Callaghan.

Solar brewed beer will be served on the evening, with 100 per cent of proceeds going towards fundraising efforts.

Tickets on sale at the door: $15 to see the movie and an extra $10 to join in the optional primal speed dating.

A special prize for the Alpha Male and Female will be awarded on the night.

Event Details

What: The Orangutan and the Frog Fundraising Movie Night

When: Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Where: Van Raay Room 1, CERES Environment Park, 8 Lee Street, Brunswick East. (Tram 96: Stop 27)

Why: To raise money to build the Fest La Frog eco-stage and support The Australian Orangutan Project

Time: Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

Cost: $15 for the movie. Extra $10 to find yourself someone primal! Tickets on sale at the door.

More information

Barefootprints Inc is a not for profit association developed to increase the amount of sustainable & organic, music & art in Victoria, and to act as a showcase for innovative solutions to wasteful festival practices. Fest La Frog is the inaugural and primary event of Barefootprints Incorporated.

The Australian Orangutan Project is a not-for-profit which supports many orangutan conservation organisations. Their mission statement is “to ensure the survival of both Sumatran and Bornean orangutan species in their natural habitat and promote the welfare of all orangutans.”

The Burning Season movie: Every year deliberately lit fires rage across Indonesia. They destroy pristine rainforest, endanger orangutans and contribute to climate change. A young carbon trading entrepreneur goes in search of a solution.

Primal Speed Dating is speed dating with a primal twist. Participants are encouraged to call on their primal instincts when trying to attract a mate. Shirt tearing and chest beating will be looked favourably on by the females and if disinterested, females are instructed to start picking nits off their fellow female speed daters as a sign of disdain for their unenthusiastic suitor.

To interview Dean O’Callaghan contact Dean on 0430 290 952

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