WHEN: Arrive 7pm for film screening at 7.30pm with group photo opportunity.
WHERE: St Mary’s Performing Arts Hall, 40 Queen St, Moruya
WHAT: A free community screening of the Stop Adani campaign’s film,
#StopAdani: A Mighty Force followed by a Q and A session.
Eurobodalla 350.org will be hosting a free community screening of the Stop Adani campaign’s film “A Mighty Force” on 23rd March 2018.
This 30-minute documentary captures the power and passion of people taking extraordinary action to stop Adani from building one of the biggest coal mines in the world. The film shows a young Aboriginal woman standing up for country in Central Queensland; a Melbourne Rabbi putting pressure on his MP; Sydney volunteers calling voters during the Queensland election; a Queensland farmer leading a massive creative protest; and tens of thousands of people mobilising for a day of action right across Australia.
The #StopAdani campaign’s first documentary, Guarding the Galilee, screened over 400 times to around 10,000 people across Australia, with 8 screenings in the Eurobodalla. The film brought communities together to build a movement that now has well over one hundred active groups across the country. The combined membership of these groups and the organisations of the Stop Adani Alliance tops two million Australians.
Above: Juru Traditional Elder Carol Prior says, “Adani is dealing with a mighty force. And the more it grows, the harder we’ll be to beat.”
In 2017, the movement pushed Australian and Chinese banks to say no to funding the mine, pressured the Queensland government to veto the $1 billion loan, and saw engineering firm Downer break $2 billion in ties with Adani. So far in 2018, rail operator Aurizon have withdrawn their application for taxpayer funds to build Adani’s railway.
Yet with Adani having sunk billions into their Queensland mine, and some political support for the project, Adani aren’t just going to walk away. The fight to stop Adani is not over, but as Juru Traditional elder Carol Prior says in the film, “Adani are dealing with a mighty force, and the more it grows, the harder we’ll be to beat.”
Climate change is here, now, and harming the Eurobodalla. Our rocky reefs are losing their kelp forests to hotter sea temperatures and over fishing. Bee keepers tell us that the gum trees are flowering at the wrong time, with less nectar flow.
Allan Rees, spokesperson for Eurobodalla 350.org says “We are looking forward to bringing people from across the Eurobodalla together at this free screening of #StopAdani: A Mighty Force, so we can work together to protect The Great Barrier Reef, water, climate and land rights from Adani’s mega coal mine.”
“Right now, communities around Australia are getting ready for the next stage of the #StopAdani campaign. To halt this project in its tracks, the #StopAdani movement will need all the power it can muster. “At the screening we’ll hear from #StopAdani campaigners on what the next steps are to stop Adani’s devastating coal mine once and for all,” Mr Rees concluded.