Films and videos

‘Fractured Country: an Unconventional Invasion’ is a documentary film from Lock the Gate Alliance Australia about the risks to communities from invasive gasfields. This is the full version of the documentary.

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One of the simplest and most effective things that anyone can do to defend the country against reckless coal and gas expansions is to start a conversation with friends and family, and to help get them informed about what is at stake.

From small conversations in living rooms, at barbeques, around the kitchen table – that’s where it all begins. From those small meetings, together we are building, step by step, a powerful nation-wide movement. Because it’s face to face, person to person, where real change happens.

In December 2013, Lock the Gate Alliance released the full versions of their two documentary films online (the other one is about coal mining), so that you can use them as an easy conversation starter. They’re short, they’re informative, and they’re inspiring.

“Why not invite a couple of mates over for a drink, and then watch one of the films together? Why not organise a BBQ with your family and invite them to check out the film afterwards?

It’s a simple and easy thing to do, it’s fun, but it’s also incredibly powerful.



‘Fractured Country’ webisodes
‘Fractured Country: An Unconventional Invasion’ can be seen in six ‘webisodes’:

‘Fractured Country’ webisode 1
‘Fractured Country’ webisode 2
‘Fractured Country’ webisode 3
‘Fractured Country’ webisode 4 – food
‘Fractured Country’ webisode 5 – natural icons
‘Fractured Country’ webisode 6 – community



» More films from Lock the Gate Alliance: www.lockthegate.org.au/films



‘Gippsland Is Precious’



A documentary about Coal Seam Gas mining. This film was screened at a public meeting in Geelong on 12 December 2013.

Published on youtube.com on 9 May 2013.

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‘Gippsland Is Precious’ explores what is at stake for Victoria’s Gippsland region, and what communities and individuals can do when they unite.

Kieran Kennedy

“We’ve got a main industry of dairy, beef, and potatoes, the industry is worth billions over years, and it’s always been that way. We have very rich soils, and the most important thing of all is our water resources. Coal Seam Gas mining companies can drill within hundreds of meters of any water reserve or dam, so, look – it is just crucial: water is the link of life, and if we let these people in to destroy that for a short term profit and a few fly-in fly-out jobs, our community will just disperse and we will end up barren.”
Kieran Kennedy, mayor of South Gippsland, Victoria




‘The Human Cost of Power’


The film, produced by Climate and Health Alliance, explains both the health issues with coal and gas mining, including the toxic extraction method called hydraulic fracturing, fracking.

Published on youtube.com on 10 October 2013.

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The fossil fuel air pollution causes climate change – which a majority of people dismiss as something which will happen some time in a distant future. But we don’t seem to talk about is that the pollution of coal, gas and oil also causes health issues – and deaths – here and now.

Climate and Health Alliance includes organisations and individuals from a broad cross section of the health sector, with 27 organisational members representing health care professionals from medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, social work and psychology, as well as health care service providers, institutions, academics, researchers, and health consumers.

“83 percent of the Australian mining industry is foreign owned. So much of the income generated here is transferred offshore. The federal government annually spends 10 billion dollars on subsidies to the coal, gas and petroleum industries.”




Australia’s NWO governmount

‘Australia’s NWO governmount – Fracking destroying our country’

“This is legalized theft. Farmers are at war and they feel that they might as well declare it.”

Part 2 of a documentary from 2012 about gas mining and corrupted politicians and policies putting at risk public health and the nation’s ability to feed it self. Here is Part 1 and Part 3




Speech by Dr Wayne Somerville, Bentley Gasfield Free Declaration Day, 12 October 2014



Gas-War



Published on youtube.com on 25 September 2012.

This is a not-for-profit short documentary addressing some of the affects of coal seam gas mining in Southern Queensland and The Northern Rivers NSW, Australia.



 

Fracking Nightmare – Episode 2

Ian R. Crane speaks with Brian Monk from Queensland, Australia.

» Streamed live on youtube.com on 4 November 2013.

» More information: www.frackingnightmare.com



Various video clips



Fracking explained: opportunity or danger

“Fracking is a controversial topic. On the one side the gas drilling companies, on the other citizen opposed to this drilling method. Politicians are also divided on the matter.
We try to take a neutral look on fracking. It is relevant for all of us, because of high prices for energy and the danger for our drinking water.
This video focuses mostly on the debate currently ongoing in europe. In a lot of european countries there is a public outcry against fracking, espacially in germany. But the facts in this video are relevant to all of us.”

Published on youtube.com on 3 September 2013




Dr Anthony Ingraffea – Hydrofracking Debate in Dundee

In this presentation Dr Anthony Ingraffea makes the point that there is a much better alternative to fracking: renewable energy.

Published on youtube.com on 10 February 2013.



Dr Anthony Ingraffea – Natural Gas Exposed

Published on youtube.com on 27 April 2013.


Published on youtube.com on 21 February 2013

The Project’s Charlie Pickering produced this 7-minute video report about unconventional gas mining in Australia in 2013. Still worth watching. The video clip contains, among others, an interview with Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith.



John Fenton speaking at Pilliga Protectors Camp, 27 February 2014 (3:49 minutes)

Introduced by Megan Kuhn from Northwest Alliance (NSW Australia) here’s John Fenton (‘Gasland’), a rancher from Wyoming USA, speaking to a crowd of farmers in the Pilliga Forest (south of Narrabri NSW), a region threatened by invasive gasfields.



Song: ‘No Fracking Way’

Leo Sayer and The Aussies Against Fracking Allstars: ‘No Fracking Way’

Published on youtube.com on 16 December 2013.



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