Screening upstairs in the Yami Lester Room on our new 3m wide screen with 5.1 surround sound.
The stage has been set for one of the most intriguing David and Goliath battles in this nations history. ‘Black Hole’ is the story of one of the most controversial coal mining projects in Australia. This story is happening now.
Filmed in real time and in the moment, this film is capturing the events as they unfold with the excitement of the unknown.
Black Hole explores the fight to stop the clearing of the Leard State Forest, transforming it into an open cut coal mine.
Black Hole is a feature documentary that aims to tell the Maules Creek story through the voices of the many diverse and colourful characters including the Local Farmers, Indigenous Elders, Scientists, Community Supporters, Mining company personal, Police and Politicians.
The community concerns range from the destruction of sacred Indigenous burial sites, the clear felling of one of the last intact areas of White Box Forests, including the native flora and fauna, water table contamination, water acquisition rights, coal dust pollution and cost of living just to name a few.
This event is being held on the land of the Wurundjeri People in the Kulin Nation. Sovereignty never ceded. The film is shot on and deals with issues of the Gomeroi People in the Gamilaraay/Kamilaroi Nation. This film contains images of people who have died.