Media Release: Tasmanian forest action film will premiere to recruit activists for summer of protests

This Sunday night will see the premiere of new film, Forest Defenders - The Fight for Tasmania's native forests.  An environmental documentary of the Bob Brown Foundation’s last 12 months of frontline direct action against Tasmania's voracious native forest logging industry.  

“Our new film will inspire and recruit more volunteers to support or take part in our coming summer of forest protests,”  said Jenny Weber, Bob Brown Foundation Campaign Manager. 

"At the Bob Brown Foundation, we are preparing to get back into takayna/Tarkine to blockade threatened rainforests.  We will also be rolling out a summer of frontline action across Tasmania’s native forests.  Now we have the perfect recruitment tool to inspire citizens to join our action-oriented organisation.  

At the Foundation we are committed to defending and protecting native forests with non-violent direct intervention," said Jenny Weber. 

"2020 has seen our most intense season of forest frontline action yet.  We are the leaders in action for native forests in Tasmania and we share this effort with many many volunteer defenders.  Hundreds of volunteers participated in the Sumac Ridge Blockade, the shut down of Ta Ann's veneer mill, held multi-day occupations and disruptions of logging operations in Que River, Pieman, Wentworth Hills and Mt Field areas. 

Through it all the cameras were rolling. Activist film makers have spent the last few months collating and editing this footage and interviews with activists over the summer into a feature film Forest Defenders, The Fight for Tasmania's native forests," said Scott Jordan, takayna/Tarkine campaigner. 

Hundreds of people have tickets to Sunday night’s online premiere this Sunday 8th November.

Forest Defenders: The fight to protect Tasmania’s native forests, takes you straight to the frontline where ordinary people are stepping up, joining Bob Brown Foundation to protect some of the most incredible forests in the world from the archaic practice of native forest logging.

Register here to join us for the premiere:

Trailer for film here:


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