The Bentley Effect UK Tour - A Message of Hope

Championed by:  Brendan Shoebridge, Ian Gaillard, Simon Clough

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Deadline  31 March 2017

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The Bentley Effect UK Tour - A Message of Hope

Brendan Shoebridge, Ian Gaillard, Simon Clough

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Since completing his award-winning film “The Bentley Effect”, director and producer Brendan Shoebridge has received many email requests to bring the film to the UK as soon as possible.

 

      

 

 

“We NEED the movie showing now here ASAP to educate and inspire as many as possible locally. It is so time sensitive - do you know when this could be possible?

With much gratitude,  Andy"

 

The above quote is typical of the requests Brendan has received.

There are over 200 sites earmarked for possible fracking in the UK, including the historic Sherwood Forest. Spring and summer are the seasons when the drilling companies are most active and when a team from the Northern Rivers can do the most good.

In response to these calls for help, Brendan, Ian Gaillard and Simon Clough are volunteering to take the film to as many threatened communities as possible over a 5 week period to share knowledge.

Both Ian and Simon had significant roles in the Gasfield Free Northern Rivers movement and the Bentley Blockade.   

The Bentley Effect details how the idyllic Northern Rivers of NSW came under threat from invasive industrial gasfields, and how the community responded with over 35,000 people visited in their homes and tens of thousands of DVDs burnt and distributed.

People were asked if they supported CSG and results showed that, on average, over 95% opposed it. This ground work resulted in masses of people from all walks of life – activists, farmers, landowners, Indigenous people, mums & dads, scientists – organising themselves to rally against the unconventional gas.

A series of dramatic blockades ensued, before the final battle lines were drawn in the peaceful farming valley of Bentley.

Thousands of people flocked to the site to stare down the threat of 850 riot police – who had been ordered to break up the protest. What happened next was unprecedented and set an historic turning point.

  

 

Help us take the film to an international audience in the UK

We believe we have a critically important message of hope to deliver to threatened UK communities. These communities have been ground down by government support for the frackers, strong arm police tactics and a very negative political environment.

Not only will we be bringing a message of hope because of our successes in the Northern Rivers, but we also can contribute to strategic planning and Non-violent Direct Action training. Simon and Ian have had considerable experience in both these areas.

 

 

 

 “The most important aspect of The Bentley Effect is that is a message of HOPE for the UK which desperately needs it.”  

Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith toxic expert who is very familiar with the UK situation.

 

This is a massive global issue requiring a global solution.

For this project to work of course we need funding.

 

The team is volunteering and willing to sleep on floors etc., but there are the inevitable plane fares and the costs of travel in the UK and related living expenses.

We estimate that we will require a minimum of $15,000 (£9300)  to cover these unavoidable costs.

Can you help this to happen?

Please note, unlike other crowdfunding platforms, we don't need to reach the target to receive your donation.

Every dollar will go toward the goal of screening the film and raising awareness / sharing knowledge in the UK. We get whatever is donated (less some minor admin fees) so every little bit helps.

We sincerely hope that the UK can see the value and merit in our aims - please share widely to help us help you and cover our basic out of pocket expenses. 

Please direct all enquires to Brendan ShoebridgeIan Gaillard, Simon Clough

All credit card donations made here are 100% secured by Stripe and will go towards the essential Bentley Effect UK Tour costs.
If you are uncomfortable using a credit card online, a direct deposit can be made into the Bentley Effect UK Tour bank account
 
 
BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS:
 
ACCOUNT NAME:  CLOUGH SHOEBRIDGE GAILLARD
BANK: SUMMERLAND CREDIT UNION
  BRANCH: 101 MOLESWORTH STREET, LISMORE, NSW, AUSTRALIA 2480
BSB NUMBER: 728-728
ACCOUNT NUMBER:
22314465

 
For a UK International Transfer you will also need:
SWIFT CODE: ASLLAU2CSCU//AU728728
IBAN: 72872822314465

comments

It is incredibly important to support our friends in the UK and what better way to do it than to help get the film 'The Bentley Effect' plus the great team of Brendan Shoebridge, Ian Gaillard and Simon Clough over there.

-  Ross And Rosemary Joseph

Looking forward to meeting you guys soon!

-  John Hobson

Please come visit us in Lancashire!

-  Maureen Mills

Safe travels

-  Liz Scott

Hi. Hope you reach your target and hope to see you in Somerset , England .

-  Kevin Greenwood

excellent sharing of resources. All the best

-  Veronique Murch

thanks for standing up for our planet

-  Kim Jaggers

thanks for standing up for our planet

-  Kim Jaggers

Thank you for caring so much. Xx

-  Ceri Liron Mugridge

Thank you for your commitment to the planet

-  Vicki Findlay

Knowing Simon and Ian - and their grounded knowledge of how to build a 'campaign iceberg', this tour is a wonderful thing. Brendan's film is inspirational. It will make you cry, it will make you laugh, it will have you on the edge of your seat. Most of all, it will lift your heart...because it tells the story that, against all odds nonviolent People Power eventually wins.

-  Annie Kia

Well done guys. Keep spreading the message.

-  Rossi Lyons

Learning and reading about the Bentley Blockade and hearing anti-fracking activists speak of it, has been hugely inspiring. Can't wait to see it come to the UK - let's put on a London showing and make it huge! - England needs this film right now and we can't wait to meet you guys. Love, solidarity & rage. Al @ Reclaim the Power / Frack Off London

-  Al Williams

Congratulations on recognition of your work and a huge thankyou for all that the team have done to date and will continue to do into the future for clean water, people and the Planet! Joan W

-  Joan Ward

My heart and mind are with you. Go well.

-  Christine Coates

It is essential for people to be informed about the impact of CSG mining on the environment and be inspired by this great movie to take action. It is powerful to see what the community can do when people come together.

-  Marianne Logan

You guys are doing wonderful things, not only for our own community, but for similarly threatened communities at a time of impending environmental catastrophe. Go well, and may you have great success, so that our grandchildren can thank us. Yvonne

-  Yvonne Hartman

Have seen the film. Marvelous. Thoroughly deserves win at Barcelona, and must go to the UK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-  John White

United under The Southern Cross

-  Adrian Ingleby

Inspiring and cannot wait to see the whole movie. Thank you

-  Carly Anne Kenneally

Inspiring and cannot wait to see the whole movie. Thank you

-  Carly Anne Kenneally

I'll pass on this link on my Facebook page. Are the other networks over here doing this?? Wishing the project great good fortune!!

-  Pat Fleming

I've watched the outpouring of support for the Lock The Gate campaign which was centred on Bentley from the very beginning. I'm proud to be part of helping The Bentley Effect UK Tour to get off the ground.....I hope it can go all over the world. Good luck with this powerful endeavour.

-  Beth Jessup

Thank you for all your sacrifices, courage and benevolance. Thank you for your global approach to the protection of this beautiful planet. xx

-  Rukminii Athans

Our thanks to all three of you for everything you do

-  Meg & Peter Nielsen

So important to share this message of hope with our friends in the UK who are under such threat from this destructive industry. Our heartfelt thanks to all three of you for everything you do

-  Meg & Peter Nielsen

So important to share this message of hope with our friends in the UK who are under such threat from this destructive industry. Our heartfelt thanks to all three of you for everything you do

-  Meg & Peter Nielsen

So important to share this message of hope with our friends in the UK who are under such threat from this destructive industry. Our heartfelt thanks to all three of you for everything you do

-  Meg & Peter Nielsen

Good luck B and the Bentley Effect Team! Love from the Ducketts

-  Cassarina Duckett

Hi guys, I am a member of Wirral Against Fracking (WAF) , a community FF group in the Wirral, UK and we are licensed for CBM and Shale here, and up until recently UCG too. So we would like to host your film at a venue here, and help get it on in Liverpool too. Please contact us at protectwirral@hotmail.com & CC it to me at zoeandgoog@aol.com. As WAF is part of Frack Free Dee I get their group mailings & excited to see that we are looking for venues in Chester too. Looking forward to hearing from you, Zoe

-  Zoe Blackwell

All the best with the project!

-  Mark White

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