As appeared in the Donnybrook Bridgetown Mail
FRACKMAN the Movie is coming to Balingup for a special screening on Thursday May 21. The event follows sell-out screenings in NSW, Victoria and Queensland.
Frackman tells the story of accidental activist Dayne “Frackman” Pratzky and a group of ordinary Queenslanders as they battle against the $70 billion unconventional gas industry.
The observational documentary, directed and produced by Margaret River filmmaker Richard Todd, follows Pratzky’s five-year battle against the Queensland Gas Company after they demand to sink gas wells on his property.
The David and Goliath battle includes triumph, tragedy, love and conflict as Pratzky and his neighbours face off against the gas company and the coal seam gas industry.
A large swathe of Australia is now covered by unconventional gas exploration licenses or applications. The documentary seeks to spark a state-wide conversation about the risks of fracking and of WA rushing headlong into the development of a massive shale and tight gas industry.
The special screening will take place at The Balingup Town Hall at 6.30pm and will include a question and answer session with Pratzky and Todd.
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