Anti-fracking group's Rotherham screening of award-winning film

Anti-fracking group's Rotherham screening of award-winning film

By Gareth Dennison | 03/04/2018

Anti-fracking group's Rotherham screening of award-winning film

AN ANTI-fracking group will screen an Australian documentary on the subject at Rotherham’s Trades club.

Frack Free South Yorkshire has arranged the showing of The Bentley Effect on Thursday evening (5).

The film — shot over five years — follows the public opposition to the gas industry staking a claim on the Northern Rivers shire of New South Wales.

A series of blockades ensued and battle lines were drawn in the farming valley of Bentley, where thousands of objectors faced riot police.

Frack Free South Yorkshire spokesman David Burley said: “As Rotherham faces exploration drilling into shale rock that will lead to the controversial process of fracking, and potentially hundreds of shale gas wells across our borough, we are screening an important film about the battle against invasive mining.”

The film won ten awards including best documentary feature at the 2017 Barcelona Planet Film Festival.

The screening is free and doors open at 7.30pm.