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Benalla Sustainable Future Group to host film screening

By Simon Ruppert

The Benalla Sustainable Future Group will host a special free screening of the documentary Point Of No Return at its end-of-year meeting.

Point Of No Return is a behind-the-headlines look at the first solar-powered journey around the world, 40 000 km without a drop of fuel, powered entirely by the sun.

The pilots achieved the impossible, not just to make history, but to inspire a revolution.

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In the words of pilot and project initiator Bertrand Piccard: "Our goal is not to transport passengers. Our goal is to transport a message.”

The journey inspired many to speak out, including former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon: "This very audacious courage – we need this kind of spirit to change this world.”

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Many experts said a solar-powered aircraft capable of flying day and night was impossible.

With a wingspan of a 747 jet and the weight of a car the plane Solar Impulse is extremely fragile.

Point Of No Return explores something truly ground breaking and highlights how the journey captivated people around the world.

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It is a story of hope, courage, and perseverance that gets to the heart of what it will take to solve the biggest environmental threat humans have ever faced

Screening at the Benalla Uniting Church on Thursday, November 28, from 7.15 pm to 9.30 pm, including supper.

● If you would like to attend, RSVP to Peter Maddock on 0418 135 330 by November 27. Alternatively you can email [email protected]

● For more details, visit www.bsfg.org.au/news