Following sold out screenings across the country the award-winning documentary Frackman the Movie will screen in Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs. The star of the movie, accidental activist Dayne ‘The Frackman’ Pratzky, will be in attendance at the Alice and Tennant events for post-screening audience Q and A sessions.
Frackman the Movie takes audiences on a journey through a divided land where ordinary people are caught up in a modern day multinational resource rush – to secure and exploit unconventional coal seam gas. The film documents the shocking treatment of landholders in Queensland by the unconventional gas industry and is a must see for communities facing the expansion of this industry in their region.
Frackman the Movie screens at the following dates and times:
Katherine: Friday July 24, 6:30pm – Katherine Cinema. Buy tickets here
Alice Springs: Monday July 27, 6:30pm – Alice Springs Cinema. Buy tickets here
Tennant Creek: Tuesday July 28, 6:30pm – Tennant Creek Civic Hall. Free community screening.
Frackman the Movie star Dayne Pratzky will take part in a Q&A following the film at the Alice Springs and Tennant Creek screenings, discussing the risks and challenges of the unconventional gas industry.
‘Frackman’ is an observational documentary following ordinary Queenslanders caught up in a modern day multinational “gas rush” to secure and exploit coal seam gas. Accidental activist Dayne ‘The Frackman’ Pratzky is building a simple home when the Queensland Gas Company arrives, demanding to sink gas wells on his property. The company claims that legally he has no right to refuse them access. So begins his transformation from knockabout pig-shooter to passionate activist, and a David and Goliath battle against a $70 billion industry. The filmmakers have followed his five-year battle that includes triumphs and tragedies, love and conflict and reveals the shocking treatment of landholders by some of the most powerful companies in the world.
Frackman is like no other Australian film. It aims to spark a broad national conversation about the risks of our headlong rush into massive coal seam gas development. It not only entertains and engages, it also gives audiences the tools to get involved in what is becoming the largest social movement our nation has seen in decades. The unconventional gas issue is crossing ideological lines, leaving a peculiar alliance in its wake: farmers and greenies, conservatives and radical activists. This is a film like no other about a movement like no other. Can we imagine any other issue that would bring together the likes of Alan Jones and Bob Brown?
See it and find out why.
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ifUjjP3aL4