This poem was written by Yvonne Harper in 2013. It powerfully compares the heroic battle by World War 1 soldiers to protect our land for future generations, to that of modern warriors who fight to protect our environment from Corporate mining companies, so that future generations will have clean water and uncontaminated soils.
In 2013 the poem won the Rolf Boldrewood National Prose and Poetry competition and was second placed in the Henry Lawson Society Literary Competition.
The video is a compilation of film clips and photographs from people dedicated to capturing the images of coal seam gas rallies, and mining activity on the land.
The WW1 photos come from an album owned by James Hudson, plus photos of my grandfather and his brother and their mates, all soldiers who've passed on and left a memorable legacy to those of us still fighting for our rights to be free.
In 2014 this film was officially selected in the Byron Bay International Film Festival.