Geelong Movie: Franklin

The Franklin Dam is monumental in The Greens' history. Could there possibly be a better film to watch together to mark the first social event of the 2022 Western Vic Campaign? Doubtful. If you've wondered what all the hype is about and are keen to grab some background, check out this explainer by the National Museum Australia: Defining Moments: The Franklin Dam and the Greens


Eighth-generation Tasmanian and environmentalist Oliver Cassidy embarks on a life-changing solo rafting trip down the beautiful yet remote Franklin River. His goal is to retrace his late father’s 14-day expedition to attend the blockade that saved the World-Heritage listed national park from being destroyed by a huge hydroelectric dam project in the early 1980s.

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with key players such as Bob Brown and Uncle Jim Everett, the eight-year-long 'Franklin campaign' is revealed as the most significant environmental protest in Australia's history; an inspiring example of the power of non-violent direct action to bring about lasting change.

Physically challenged beyond his limits, Oliver’s journey is one of healing and deeper understanding as he searches for the right way to say 'goodbye' to his father.

Watch the Trailer


Join us afterwards for a casual catch-up after the film.  

This is a COVIDSafe event.  

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September 07, 2022 at 6:00pm - September 08, 2022


The Pivotonian Cinema
CNR Moorabool and Verner St
South Geelong, VIC 3220
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Glenys Parslow · · 0488 052 170

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$40.00 Keen Green
$25.00 Standard
$15.00 Under 15 / Concession