CONVOY is a film about the power of peaceful protest, and of individuals, to make a difference. It shows what motivates people to take a stand and empower others to do the same.
The film premiere and book launch of CONVOY was held at Hobart's State Cinema on Thursday 3 October and a series of screenings will now take place from Albury-Wodonga to Canberra, through the Murray-Darling Basin, and into Brisbane in the last weeks of October. Bob Brown and film director Matthew Newton will be in attendance for a Q&A at these events.
The accompanying book has inspirational speeches from Stop Adani Convoy rallies, including acclaimed author Richard Flanagan, Aboriginal leader Adrian Burragubba, frontline activists Hayley Sestokas and Shane Primrose, Climate Strike organiser Mia Thom, Geoff Cousins, and Christine Milne. The book is a photographic chronicle of the Stop Adani Convoy, an act of mass community defiance and hope.
Premiere STATE CINEMA Hobart, Thursday 3rd October 2019
RUN TIME: 35mins
Convoy is an intimate look at what it takes to undertake a major environmental act of defiance.
It follows former Greens leader Bob Brown, and the many concerned Australians that join him as he sets out on an epic road trip from Tasmania to the Galilee Basin in Far North Queensland a distance of over 3500 kilometres, with the aim of stopping the development of the Carmichael coalmine.
This is a film about the power of peaceful protest and the power of individuals to make a difference and a study of true leadership. It explores how grassroots campaigning can shift public and political opinion. It will show what motivates individuals to take a stand and encourage and empower others to do the same.