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Radical Wollongong workers' rights doco tops awards - Illawarra Mercury, 8/1/15
Illawarra film-makers Melanie Barnes and John Rainford received a surprise Christmas present when their documentary was given the top award at the Canadian Labour International Film Festival.
Screenings across Australia and beyond
Screenings of the award-winning film Radical Wollongong have been held in many cities and towns across Australia, as well as in Canada and Malaysia. The film has been screened at fundraisers, progressive conferences, to film students, at labour history events and more. In December 2014 the film won the Best in Festival award at the Canadian Labour International Film Festival. You can check out upcoming screenings, or plan your own, by visiting the screenings page.
successful woLLONGONG PREMIERE
Everyone involved in Radical Wollongong was thrilled to have up to 250 people attend the gala premiere of the film on May 18, and to see the film get such a fantastic response. Thanks all that came!
wollongong - a unique city, a unique political history
This is the award-winning documentary tale of miners battling deadly working conditions, women fighting Australia's biggest company, activists jailed for resisting the Vietnam draft, and today's movement to stop coal seam gas.
From strikes to community rallies, from work-ins to parliament occupation, it features activist participants from Wollongong's unemployed unions, communists forced to set up an underground organisation, the battle against 'Pig Iron Bob', and struggles for Aboriginal justice in the Illawarra.
Voted 'best in festival' at the Canadian Labour International Film Festival, this is the action-packed, people-powered story of Radical Wollongong.
"...a precious resource...I'd love to see this film shown in schools"
Wendy Bacon, investigative journalist and social justice activist
Read what people are saying about Radical Wollongong
The Radical Wollongong DVD is now available for purchase for $20 plus $5 postage and handling.