DOCO OF THE MONTH: FRANKLIN
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DOCO OF THE MONTH: FRANKLIN

Fri
2
Fri Dec 2 6:00 PM

Arc Cinema
Allocated Seating
90 Mins
2022 | DCP |AUS | D: Kasimir Burgess 
   
Franklin recounts the epic 7-year campaign to save Tasmania’s World Heritage-listed Franklin River from being drowned by the construction of a hydroelectric project in the early 1980s.  
 
The Franklin campaign remains the most significant environmental protest in Australian history. A definitive example of the power of non-violent direct action, it is considered ground zero for Green politics worldwide.  
 
The story is told through the eyes of Oliver Cassidy, an 8th generation Tasmanian, as he follows in his activist father’s footsteps and embarks on a solo rafting pilgrimage down the Franklin.  
 
In the process, he retraces the campaign, exploring why it was so successful when others have failed, and what lessons can be applied to non-violent movements today.  
 
He does all this while being physically challenged beyond anything he has ever known, in a remote and extraordinary landscape most people won’t ever get to experience… until now.  
 
Nominated for AACTA Awards including Best Documentary 2022 
 
This gorgeously photographed documentary feature is a tribute to one of Australian environmentalism’s most celebrated victories’ – The Sydney Morning Herald   
 
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Arc Cinema

1 McCoy Circuit Acton, Australian Capital Territory, 2601