Photo: Andrew Larkin
Movies at Narooma Kinema
The Truffle Hunters
The Truffle Hunters followed by truffle tasting. Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, seventy or eighty years young, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle—which to date has resisted all of modern science's efforts at cultivation. They're guided by a secret culture and training passed down through generations, as well as by the noses of their cherished and expertly-trained dogs. They live a simpler, slower way of life, in harmony with their loyal animals and their picture-perfect land, seemingly straight out of a fairy tale. They're untethered to cell phone screens or the Internet, opting instead to make their food and drink by hand and prioritizing in-person connections and community. The demand for white truffles increases year after year, even as the supply decreases. As a result of climate change, deforestation, and the lack of young people taking up the mantle, the truffle hunters' secrets are more coveted than ever. However, as it soon becomes clear, these ageing men may just hold something much more valuable than even this prized delicacy: the secret to a rich and meaningful life.
Bega Valley Libraries
Meet your Fantastic Fungi Friends!
Join us for a family-friendly event about the fascinating world of fungi! The fungi friends sessions are presented by the inaugural local Fungi Festival, with local fungi experts Caitlin Brown and Fiona Kotvojs.
Choose from 2 concurrent family-friendly sessions:
Come and dwell awhile on the forest floor for a special ‘Fungi Ring’ Story Circle with Caitlin, for 0-6 year olds,
Stories and craft in a fascinating fungi session for 7-12 year olds with Fiona.
Or bring the whole family and attend both!
Attendees – families, children aged 0-6, and 7-12
7 July 2023 - Meet your Fantastic Fungi Friends! @ Bermagui Library
14 July 2023 - Meet your Fantastic Fungi Friends! @ Bega Library