Guarding the Galilee: over 200 screenings in 10 weeks!
It’s amazing! In just 10 weeks, thousands of people have come together at over 200 community-organised film screenings of Guarding the Galilee - inside the battle to stop Adani coal.
200 people packed out the Cairns cinema, and 300 people came together in Townsville. In Albury-Wodonga, community members sold every ticket to their screening at a local theatre, and started organising their next screening (see below image).
On the NSW South Coast, local hero Alan has helped host five screenings at a church, cinema, hall, and he’s planning even more!
In Parramatta, Western Sydney, nuns from the Sisters of Mercy screened Guarding the Galilee and set about writing to their MPs and Senators.
At a ‘Stop Adani Disco Hoedown’ in the Blue Mountains, the film prompted 80 postcards to be written and delivered to local politicians.
Active people in a Sydney aged care facility organised screenings for fellow residents; as have dive enthusiasts at scuba clubs; and hundreds of high school and university students, organising and attending screenings all over Australia.
It's a great way to organise your community to #StopAdani. Will you host a Guarding the Galilee screening to get the message out? www.stopadani.com/film
Already hosted a screening? Why not find a new group in your community and work together to host another screening of Guarding the Galilee for a different audience?
It’s easy to put on a screening of this powerful 30-minute film:
1. Decide on a date and venue and download a guide to hosting your own community screening
2. Create an online event on Facebook, EventBrite or similar
3. List your screening event on the Stop Adani website and you’ll receive a link to the film.
You can host the film wherever you want! Some hosts booked out their local cinema, others have hired a hall, combined forces with churches and high schools, and set up in their own backyard with a screen hung from a Hills Hoist!
Hosting a screening is fun and a great way to meet new people, bring them into the movement to #StopAdani, and plan powerful local actions.
Here’s what some community hosts have said:
“Everyone was extremely amped after the film and keen to find a way to support the efforts of people working in this space.” Shannon, Torquay, Victoria
“It sparked a large discussion on the issue and kept our flames alive to keep fighting this mine!” Maggie, Adelaide, South Australia
“There was a fantastic cross section of the community in attendance, from miners, union reps, musicians, artists, teachers, retirees with many questions and outrage over the Galilee proposal.” Christine, Mackay, Queensland.