Film Night + Q&A - Guarding the Galilee STOP ADANI

ONLINE bookings for this event are now closed but there are still spaces available so please call the Centre on (02) 9922 2299 to book over the phone. Tickets also available at the door.

Guarding The Galilee is a new 30 minute documentary film that takes us inside the fight to stop Adani coal. Hosted by award-winning actor Michael Caton, the film features farmers, dive instructors and boat operators all concerned about the impacts that Adani’s Carmichael coal mine would have on water resources, climate and the reef.

Film Director and Producer Nell Schofield join us for a Q & A following the film screening in conversation with Australian community leader, businessman, environmental activist and writer, Geoff Cousins. Nell has worked in the film and TV industry for over 30 years, hosting programs on Showtime, ABC and CNN. After starring in the cult feature film Puberty Blues, Nell studied acting at NIDA where she and fellow graduates created the original play Strictly Ballroom, later adapted for the screen. Nell has made award winning short films and is a passionate community leader for climate justice.

Gautam Adani is an Indian billionaire who wants to build the biggest coal mine in Australia’s history in Central Queensland’s Galilee Basin. The Federal Government wants to give him $1 billion of public money to build a rail line from the mine to Abbot Point where the coal would be shipped to India. If this mine goes ahead it would open up a coal resource that, if burned, would double Australia’s carbon emissions.

Guarding The Galilee explores the impacts of this project and actions we can take to stop it.

Nell Schofield has worked in the film and TV industry for over 30 years, hosting programs on Showtime, ABC and CNN. After starring in the cult feature film Puberty Blues, Nell studied acting at NIDA where she and fellow graduates created the original play Strictly Ballroom, later adapted for the screen. Nell has made award winning short films and is a passionate community leader for climate justice.

Geoffrey Cousins is an Australian community leader, businessman, environmental activist and writer. As an environmental activist he is best known for his successful campaigns to stop the Gunns pulp mill in Tasmania and the proposed Woodside gas hub in the Kimberley. He has served on many public company boards, founded the Starlight Children’s Foundation in Australia and was founding chairman of Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art and former director of the Sydney Theatre Company.