This is the second year in a row that Stop CSG Sydney member, Bernadette Smith has had her film selected for the Footprints Film Festival. Her music video titled “Our Land Our Water” will kick off a string of films which are showing as part of the 2014 Ecofestival in Leichhardt, this Sunday 24th in Whites Creek Valley Park.
The video clip was made with help from Eora College students using the song “Our Land, Our Water, Our Future” written, performed and produced by Dexter Moore, as an anthem against Coal Seam Gas. There is footage of anti CSG protests and areas endangered by coal and CSG mining in the Hunter Valley and the Pilliga State Forest.
Stop CSG Sydney will also be running a stall at the Eco Festival from 11am till 3pm. Make sure you stop in to say hi & sign our latest petitions! Find more event details here; http://www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/News-and-Events/Our-Events/Footprints-Ecofestival
Bernadette Smith is an artist, writer, photographer and experimental filmmaker now based in Sydney. In 2010 she was Vice President of Octapod, a not for profit independent arts and new media organisation. And was part of the media team for This Is Not Art Festival in Newcastle. More recently her films were selected for the Cinco de Mayo Cinepobre film festival in Mexico, the Novembrism Underground Music Video Festival in Sydney and the 2013 Footprints Eco Film Festival. Bernadette Smith is also the official photographer for Stop Coal Seam Gas Sydney and is an occasional writer for the Guardian and other progressive journals. http://bernadettesmithfilm.blogspot.com.au/