At this critical time, when so much coal and coal seam gas expansion is planned in Australia, this film aims to win the hearts and minds of the people, exposing the destructiveness of this industry to our climate, communities and environment. It tells the stories of the people fighting for their homes and culture. Australia is the worlds largest exporter of coal, providing almost one third of the worlds supply. It is impossible to address climate change without looking at Australia’s role in the planets climate future.
The film, Bimblebox, is about much more that the Nature Refuge in Western Central Queensland, facing destruction to make way for Clive Palmer’s China First Coal mine. It is a cautionary tale, exposing the effects of mining in the Hunter Valley and the Illawarra, warning what might be in store for other regions if planned expansions of the coal and CSG industries go ahead.
Dramatic footage is shown of the encroachment of mining onto agricultural land, and interviews with Hunter Valley, Illawarra, Bowen Basin and Darling Downs residents illuminate the social, economic, environmental and health impacts of mining in those regions.
The film features many prominent members of the debate against coal expansion in Australia including Guy Pearse (Global Change Institute), Ove Hoegh-Guldberg (University of Queensland) and Matthew Wright (Beyond Zero Emissions).
Bimblebox is artfully shot and features the music of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. The film features landscapes that would be destroyed if the mining expansions go ahead and provides a first-hand glimpse of the growing movement against the expansions.
— Hotspots News (@HotspotsNews) October 2, 2013
How is coal mining affecting real Australians and their backyard? Check out the new ‘Bimblebox’ film to find out http://t.co/ybX4fHuW
— Greenpeace Aus Pac (@GreenpeaceAustP) May 6, 2012