The extraordinary tale of a community who defied the gas juggernaut. 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 from a committed community can overcome industrial might and political short-sightedness. It celebrates the non-violent ‘Eureka Stockade’ of our time and chronicles one of the fastest growing social movements we have ever witnessed.
Gasland showed us the problem – The Bentley Effect points us to the solution and poses the question “what is truly valuable?’.
The film will be shown here at Findhorn in the Universal Hall 19 May, 2017. Travelling with the film are three collaborators – the Director, an activist and the ex-Deputy Mayor of Lismore City near Bentley. They will be available after the movie for questions and discussion. Find out more….