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The Wilderness Society Bentley Effect Screening

Wilderness Society Inner West Team

Tuesday, 6 March 2018 from 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm (AEDT)

The Wilderness Society Bentley Effect Screening

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Concession 06/03/2018 $15.00 $0.00
Adult 06/03/2018 $20.00 $0.00

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We have the opportunity to make NSW farmlands, our food and water free from harmful chemicals. This film will inspire you to keep NSW free from Coal Seam Gas, and show that as a community we are stronger together.

The Wilderness Society Inner West group is hosting a screening of the multi-award winning documentary 'The Bentley Effect' by Brendan Shoebridge.

Light refreshments will be provided alongside thought-provoking discussion at the film's conclusion.


When the coal seam gas industry staked a claim on the Northern Rivers shire of Australia, alarm bells rang out. A critical mass of people from all walks of life – farmers, landowners, mums, dads, activists, scientists – organised themselves to rally against the unconventional gas invasion. Despite the enormous public opposition, the gas industry and the State Government were determined to see their gas plan through. A series of dramatic blockades ensued, before the final battle lines were drawn in the peaceful farming valley of Bentley. Thousands of people flocked to the site to stare down the threat of 850 riot police, ordered in to break up the protest. What happened next set an historic precedent.

Filmed over five years, The Bentley Effect documents the highs and lows of the battle to keep a unique part of Australia gasfield-free. This timely story of a community’s heroic stand shows how strategic direct action and peaceful protest from a committed community can overcome industrial might and political short-sightedness. It celebrates the non-violent ‘Eureka Stockade’ of our time and chronicles one of the fastest growing social movements we have ever witnessed.

Gasland showed us the problem – The Bentley Effect points us to the solution and poses the question “what is truly valuable?’.

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Palace Norton Street
99 Norton Street
Leichhardt, NSW 2040
Australia

Tuesday, 6 March 2018 from 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm (AEDT)


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Wilderness Society Inner West Team

Chris Jinga

Nikki Wedgewood

Natalie Rowed

Terry Woronov

Jane McNeillage

Elyse Weatherby

Milly Greeves

Lauren Frost

James Cronin

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