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The Bentley Effect

March 12, 2017 @ 11:15 am

| $12 – $14

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Directed by: Brendan Shoebridge
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 85mins
Rating: PG

The story of a Social Movement.

When the Northern Rivers of NSW community found their home being threatened by gas field industrialization, a critical mass of citizens from all walks of life responded to the call. Their deep love of the land led to a massive social movement and a historic showdown in Bentley, outside Lismore NSW. What happened in this once peaceful valley has now become the stuff of legend and is reverberating around the globe. Told through the eyes of the “Protectors” over a five-year period and inter-cut with fresh insight from some of the world’s leading social commentators, this feature documentary captures and celebrates what is described as the non-violent ‘Eureka Stockade’ of our time.