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Young people marching

Millions of kids from across the planet decide to take action into their own hands.

Just how much do young people care about the rainforests?  Here’s a clue.

Virgo productions gave Varsity College one week to ask their students who would come out and rally behind the DeforestAction cause.  Of the nearly 3,000 students in the school, 700 turned up on the day, in their own time, to be part of the march.  These days, you’d be pushing your luck getting that many to turn up for ice cream.

Varsity College on the Gold Coast is one of the most impressive schools in Australia.  The leadership team at the school had been strong supporters of DeforestAction and heavily invovled from the second mentorship phase.

“The kids were extremely excited about being involved and Josh has already made a promotional movie to show all students at Varsity College.” – Jeff Davis, Executive Principal, Varsity College

But it’s the kids who really sell this story. The team from Virgo interviewed many of the students to find out why they care so much about this cause.  The answers were so profoundly strong, you’ll probably catch a few of them in the movie (or at least the DVD extras).

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I first heard about the Burning Season – an award winning documentary movie by Australian film maker Cathy Henkel – when I met with the wonderful team in NSW Education Department.

The Burning Season

Award winning documentary "The Burning Season"

Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to meet with Cathy Henkel, and share the project we’re running.  Within minutes, it was clear we would be joining forces on this project.  Her whole team were 100% on board, and immediately understood where we were heading.

In fact, by the end of the meeting there were serious suggestions that this may even be the theme for the new movie they are looking to make – and best of all – it would be filmed as a major 3D motion picture.

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