The film Franklin is being screened by the Townsville group at BCC Cinemas Central Townsville as part of Amnesty International’s Protect the Protest Campaign. In the film Oliver Cassidy embarks on a life-changing solo rafting trip down the Franklin River, retracing his late father’s 14-day expedition to attend the blockade that helped to save the World-Heritage-listed national park from being destroyed by a huge hydroelectric dam project in the early 1980s. The eight-year-long ‘Franklin campaign’ is regarded 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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BCC Cinemas Townsville Central

BCC Cinemas, Little Fletcher Street, Townsville QLD, Australia


February 22, 2023

6:30 pm