SERIES

FODI Festival

DATE & TIME

10 Sept 2020
24 Sept 2020
11 Oct 2020

LOCATION

LIVE STREAMED

FODI Digital is back.

Danger in dangerous times. 

Riots, protests, secrets and lies.  The pressure cooker lid is off.  The world is not as it was before. When truth is increasingly hard to come by, conversations with expert speakers become invaluable. 

FODI Digital is back and in conversation with professor Marcia Langston, whistle-blower Edward Snowden and journalist David Wallace-Wells in a series of online talks about the three imminent dangers confronting us today: Racism. Surveillance. A burning world. 

Streamed online to a private audience. Tickets on sale now at www.festivalofdangerousidea.com. Single issue or triple packs available.

THUR 10 SEPTEMBER
MARCIA LANGTON
Dangerous Fictions

No one has a monopoly on truth when it comes to the past and present lives of Australia’s Indigenous peoples. Conservatives tend to deny that Indigenous peoples should have special status in the Constitution. Progressives tend to turn a blind eye to the profound dysfunction that plagues so many Indigenous communities – and refuse to accept that Indigenous people want and deserve all of the benefits of the modern world. Marcia Langton is a fearless truth-teller who challenges the dangerous orthodoxies of a society that seems incapable of making peace with the truth of its own past. 

THUR 24 SEPTEMBER
EDWARD SNOWDEN
Surveillance States

Edward Snowden has been condemned as a traitor and celebrated as a patriot. In his mind, he is simply a man of good conscience who has followed in the footsteps of family members who have faithfully served the people and Constitution of the USA since the War of Independence. This was the motivation behind his revelation of US secrets. Governments are now armed with technology that enables them to pry into every aspect of our lives…all in the name of security. Snowden asks us to consider the possibility that we may have more to fear from our own governments than from any external threat – and that our liberties have already been lost. 

THUR 11 OCTOBER
DAVID WALLACE-WELLS
The Uninhabitable Earth

The impending climate crisis is no longer impending – it’s arrived – and we’re already seeing its devastating effects. Rising sea levels, extreme weather, increased global conflict, mass migration – nobody can escape and there’s no going back. All we can do now is try to slow the rising temperatures and deal with the new environmental, economic, and social problems we face. But how do you tackle a global catastrophe that possesses the speed, scope and severity of a disaster straight out of Greek mythology or the Old Testament? What can the generation who inherited this damaged planet do to keep it alive, as it faces the prospect of a deteriorating environment and greater civil unrest? Navigating the future will be a challenge but it is possible we can conquer it… if the world can agree to face it together. 

Who is it for?


  • THE BIG THINKER
  • THE CURIOUS
  • THE FUTURIST
  • THE NEWS JUNKIE

What you'll take away


  • 01BROKEN BOUNDARIES AND COURAGEOUS QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR FRIENDS
  • 02NEW WAYS OF THINKING ABOUT THE ISSUES THAT LIE AHEAD
  • 03SPINE-TINGLING MOMENTS

Things to think about