Amnesty International Australia presents this screening of Franklin and panel discussion on the state of protest on Tuesday 4th October, 5:45pm at Palace Cinemas Central!

Join us for a night to learn about the role that protest has played in Australian history and why now more than ever we need to safeguard our right to protest. We will be screening FRANKLIN a documentary that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the campaign through the eyes of environmentalist Oliver Cassidy as he retraces his late father’s 14 day rafting expedition to attend the Franklin River blockade. Australians have a long, proud history of peaceful protest and the Franklin River campaign is one of our finest achievements.

The Screening of FRANKLIN will be used as an opportunity to communicate Amnesty’s current #RightToProtest campaign priorities in a sector-wide discussion, including pressuring Australian governments to repeal anti-protest laws, advocating for a federal Human Rights Act, protecting protestors exercising their rights and challenging anti-protest rhetoric.

Our panel will include a range of speakers from the sector who are heavily involved in protest in NSW as well as the protagonist of the documentary Oliver Cassidy. The discussion will inform attendees on the current state of protest in Australia, and specifically NSW. Our panel will share lived experiences of participating in protest and the negative discourse some protesters have faced. And finally it will give people an opportunity to learn more about their fundamental right to protest and what we can do to safeguard it in this current moment.


PLEASE NOTE: Enough tickets must be sold to ensure this screening goes ahead, if it doesn’t happen those funds will be refunded – no one loses out!

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Palace Cinema

28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia


October 4, 2022

5:45 pm

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