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Bentley Blockade hits the little screen

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The 60- and 30-second ads were funded by a direct contribution from one family for this specific purpose. The family, who wished to make their donation privately, are so concerned about the prospect of coal seam gas mining at Bentley that they personally funded a television campaign to call the wider community to the blockade.

‘It was funded by a young farming family in the Tweed Valley, whose family have been farming in the Tweed since the 1890s,’ said a spokesperson for the benefactors.

‘Although they are a long way from Bentley, they can see that if the unconventional gas mining is not stopped there it will be too late to stop it when it reaches the Tweed Valley.

‘The ads were funded to make people across the whole northern rivers aware of the Bentley Blockade and its importance to everyone in the region.’

Using footage shot over the last two years, the ads were produced from script to completion over two days last week by the Gasfield Free Northern Rivers media crew. The clips are narrated by activist and actor Tony Barry with music from Steve Nossiter.

The ads aired seven times on Wednesday evening on Prime Television as well as an online launch through YouTube and social media.


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