Franklin River blockade

Australia, 1983

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Documents the massive non-violent civil disobedience against the building of the Gordon below Franklin Hydro-electric scheme between December 1982 and March 1983. It is the story of the largest peaceful direct action Australia has witnessed. It vividly portrays confrontation in a wilderness under threat a clash of attitudes. Includes interviews with Dick Smith, David Bellamy and Bob Brown.

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