NO FRACKING WAY: A scene from the The Bentley Blockade film. BELOW: Director Brendan Shoebridge filming the protests.
NO FRACKING WAY: A scene from the The Bentley Blockade film. BELOW: Director Brendan Shoebridge filming the protests. RJ Poole

Bentley Blockade film to be screened in the heartland of the action

THE battle lines for the war against unconventional gas played out in this region.

"Casino and Kyogle were caught right in the middle of the battle and I know there were many varied perspectives on unconventional gas and whether or not it would be a good thing for our region,” film director Brendan Shoebridge said.

The film is a six-year labour of love for director Brendan Shoebridge.

Brendan Shoebridge filming the Bentley Blockade film.
Brendan Shoebridge filming the Bentley Blockade film.

The film chronicles the campaign from first hearing news of "good, clean energy” resources, to the fateful showdown at the now famous Bentley Blockade in Richmond Valley Shire.

The film won the Byron Film Award at the Byron Bay International Film Festival. Last week The Bentley Effect won the Award of Excellence and a Special Mention at the 2017 Impact Docs Awards.

The film is not just the story of a social movement however.

Weaved throughout the commentary is a much broader discussion about the current political climate.

The Bentley Effect:

At the Casino RSM Club on Friday February 10 at 7pm.

At the Kyogle Bowling Club on Saturday, February 11 at 7pm.

Tickets available at www.thebentleyeffect.com and on the door if not sold out prior. Adults: $15. Concession: $12. Children: free.



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