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Screening of 'The Bentley Effect' Movie - A Message of Hope
Sat 27 May 2017, 15:00 – 18:00 BST
The Bentley Effect - a film produced by Brendan Shoebridge, Ian Gaillard and Simon Clough, details how the idyllic Northern Rivers of New South Wales, Australia, came under threat from invasive industrial gasfields. It explores the multifaceted issue of hydraulic fracturing and how a community came together in order to protect their land, livehlihoods and futures. Masses of people from all walks of life – activists, farmers, landowners, Indigenous people, mums & dads, scientists – organised themselves to rally against the unconventional gas firms.
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 – who had been ordered to break up the protest. What happened next was unprecedented and set a historic turning point.
If you feel strongly about the overturned fracking appeal in our local area of Lancashire - then come along!
If you want to get a better idea about how to make a stand, have an impact and effect change in the oil and gas industry - then come along!
If you have no idea what fracking is or how harmful it can be to the environment and peoples health - then by all means, please come along!
15:00 - 18:00 pm - Screening of The Bentley Effect
There is also an NVDA (Non Violent Direct Action Strategy Workshop running in the morning before the screening event from 9:30 - 14:30. Click here for further information and to book tickets.
If you would like any further information or to donate now and help contribute to a message of hope, click here!
We would also like to thank Lush UK in helping fund our venue costs.
We can't wait to see you all at the event!