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Understorey, a documentary about the south east forests

Understorey

A documentary directed by David Gallan

Free screening at Pitt Street Uniting Church followed by Q&A with director

Wednesday 16th August 7pm, 264 Pitt Street Sydney

How do you value a forest? – the forest we all own. The campaigns for the south east forests – Australia’s biggest environmental conflict

Runtime: 80 min

When intensive logging threatened native forests on the far south coast of NSW, local people from all walks of life came together to oppose it. It took decades. Archival material and interviews outline what the campaigns were really like. Wildlife images show why the forests are worth protecting.

“Never after the south east forests campaigns can you say that a natural environmental protection issue wasn't absolutely mainstream to the Australian psyche.” Professor A.J. Brown

The campaigns were extraordinary.  They grew into large-scale nonviolent direct action. The documentary is a real education in social movement history.

WHEN
August 16, 2017 at 7pm - 9pm
WHERE
Pitt Street Uniting Church
264 Pitt St
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australia