Franklin - Movie Screening and Panel Discussion
In order to celebrate World Rivers Day, the Centre for the Study of the Inland and the Office of the Vice-Chancellor are supporting a screening of the documentary 'FRANKLIN' hosted by Prof Clare Wright, Prof of Public Engagement. This screening will be followed up with a panel discussion, facilitated by A/Prof Liz Conor. This Q&A panel will include the film's protagonist Oliver Cassidy and Director of the Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems Professor Nick Bond.
- Monday 25 September 2023 12:00 pm (Add to calendar)
- Centre for the Study of the Inland
- Presented by:
- Professor Clare Wright
- Type of Event:
- Community Event; Public Lecture; Seminar/Workshop/Training
Eighth-generation Tasmanian and environmentalist Oliver Cassidy embarks on a life-changing solo rafting trip down the beautiful yet remote Franklin River. His goal is to retrace his late father’s 14-day expedition to attend the blockade that helped save the World-Heritage listed national park from being destroyed by a huge hydroelectric dam project in the early 1980s.
Featuring never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with key players such as Bob Brown and Uncle Jim Everett, the eight-year-long 'Franklin campaign' is revealed as the most significant environmental protest in Australia's history; an inspiring example of the power of non-violent direct action to bring about lasting change.
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