The Bentley Effect UK Tour - A Message of Hope

Championed by:  Brendan Shoebridge, Ian Gaillard, Simon Clough

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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.

 

Great news!

We've raised enough to get airfares to the U.K.!

The tour is on!

Now we need to raise the $10k to help cover essential travel and living costs for the team whilst they are in the U.K.

 

The team will sleep on floors etc., but in addition to the plane fares (already bought! Thank you!), are the inevitable costs of travel in the UK and related living expenses during the tour.

We estimate that we will require a minimum of $10,000 AUD (£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

get this on in Sussex/ Surrey near where they want to exploit Horse Hill and Leith Hill, as well as Billingshurst

-  Will Lightburn

We're looking forward to hearing your inspirational Australian experience - to join Josh Fox's "Gaslands" in the fight against on-shore oil and gas drilling.

-  Una Jane Winfield

Thank you for the making and sharing of this film and it's vital information to the communities of the world.

-  Stephen Allman

Thanks for coming to the UK!

-  Alice Waddicor

I saw this film last night in Adelaide. I've been feeling so upset and angry about fracking in our State, particulalry in the South East - a prime agricultural area. This film gave me hope that we can stop fracking by each playing our part. Thanks to the director, in particular for your fantastic inspiring film. I'm going to get involved in the campaign. Peace.

-  Elly Potter

Looking forward to seeing you and your film in Driffield, East Yorkshire, in June. Thank you so much for everything you are doing to raise awareness in the UK.

-  Elizabeth Booth

Go Brendan Simon and Ian And thank you!!! Wishing communities in the uk all the best with the fight against csg development!!go well!!!

-  Louisa Miller

Spread the word - this process is toxic.

-  Cath Harrison

Looking forward to seeing the film on Thursday.

-  Alon Prytherch

Saw the film last night - it was an inspiration.

-  Alon Prytherch

Best of luck guy's

-  Steve King

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