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When the coal seam gas industry staked a claim on the Northern Rivers region of Australia,
alarm bells rang out. Thousands of people from all walks of life organised themselves
to rally against the unconventional gas invasion. But despite the enormous public opposition,
the gas industry and the State Government were determined to see their gas plan through.
A series of dramatic blockades ensued before the final battlelines were drawn in the peaceful
farming valley of Bentley. A critical mass of people flocked to the site to stare down the threat of
850 riot police, ordered in to break up the protest. What happened next set an historic precedent.
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
that peaceful protest and non-violent direct action can not only overcome industrial might and
political short-sightedness ... but it can also be a lot of fun.
This highly acclaimed film chronicles and celebrates one of the fastest growing and most creative
social movements we have ever witnessed, posing the question ‘what is truly valuable?’
Gasland showed us the problem – The Bentley Effect points us to the solution.
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