“The Bentley Effect” – Transition Town Vincent Movie Night
October 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Paddington Ale House, 141 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn, Western Australia, Australia
Come and join us at the Paddo where we will be watching “The Bentley Effect”.
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 a 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 can not only overcome industrial might and political short-sightedness … but it can also be a lot of fun.
It celebrates the non-violent ‘Eureka Stockade’ of our time and chronicles one of the fastest growing social movements we have ever witnessed.
– The film starts at 6.30 pm. You will be able to arrive at any time.
– We supply some cushions, if you want to bring your own you are most welcome to.
– No need to print your ticket.
– We apologise that you will not be able to bring your own food and drink to the venue, you will be able to purchase these at The Paddo.
If you wish to support the ongoing work of Transition Town Vincent, we welcome a gold coin donation.