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CSG video gets toned down to make message more 'positive'

A CSG protest film was reposted on YouTube yesterday after undergoing minor editing to tone down its more provocative content.

The evocative call "Build an Army" written in text across the screen during the film's dramatic finale was replaced with "Build a Social Movement".

The phrase "We Will Win This" was also inserted.

"We wanted to make it more positive," CSG Free Northern Rivers spokeswoman Annie Kia said.

Ms Kia said the creative team behind the film often edited their work together in real time, and ongoing changes were typical.

"It was just a normal editing process when you have large numbers of people rapidly producing work," she said. "We also talk about being a social movement, and we wanted those words in there.

"We're lucky to have such talented film-makers. Unlike corporations and organisations like APPEA, we don't have the luxury of PR spin departments."

Visual arts have played a major role insocial movements, with Peter Dombrovskis's famous photo of Tasmania's Franklin River inspiring a wave of awareness against the proposed Franklin Dam in 1983.

The mass movement engendered by the photo was partly credited with bringing down the Fraser Government, along with the proposed dam, in the subsequent election.

A previous film put together by the campaigners based on a major event at The Channon in April received 10,000 hits on the site when it was first posted.

Topics:  coal seam gas, csg, internet, youtube




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