Adani protest film to screen at Narooma Kinema

Climate action group Eurobodalla 350.org say they are pleased with the turnout to screenings of the film ‘Guarding the Galilee’.
Climate action group Eurobodalla 350.org say they are pleased with the turnout to screenings of the film ‘Guarding the Galilee’.

Allan Rees says there was a good turnout to the film screenings of Guarding the Galilee at Moruya and Batemans Bay.

The Eurobodalla 350.org coordinator said over 100 people attended the showing at St Mary's Performing Arts Hall, Moruya, on Friday, May 5. A second Moruya screening was added, at St John's Anglican Church hall, which saw a further 20 attend.

“We had a screening at St John’s in Batemans Bay last night (Friday, May 12), with more than 30 people coming along and good responses,” Mr Rees said.

He said there had been further offers to show the film at smaller venues across the shire.

“People who came to the screenings were impressed and said they wanted to show the film at their local rural fire sheds or community halls,” Mr Rees said.

Guarding the Galilee, directed by Nell Schofield, starred Michael Caton and showed the action people were taking in Queensland and across Australia to stop development of the Adani mine.

Mr Rees said people were pleased Westpac had responded to community pressure by ruling out any funding for the giant Adani coal mine, and people were pledging to move their accounts from the Commonwealth to other banks unless it stopped funding Adani.

He said the filmings, together with a stall at the Narooma Oyster Festival, saw an extra 40 people sign-up to local climate action group Eurobodalla 350.org. 

The next showing of Guarding the Galilee will be at 5.45pm at The Kinema, Narooma, Friday, May 19.