A FILM BY IVAN HEXTER
Tunnel Vision tells the extraordinary story of a community that stood up, found its voice and through through frontline activism made history by stopping a massive toll road project.
Interviews with key activists support the unfolding story of a remarkable citizen’s movement where civil disobedience, savvy social media strategies and direct action undermined a government spin campaign, challenged vested interests, excited mass media, confronted police and won.
The film explores themes of empowerment and collective activism as vital elements for in a healthy democracy
Stand Up. Be Heard. Make History
We are developing a study guide in collaboration with ATOM to assist teachers with using the film as an education resource.
Tunnel Vision is supported by the Documentary Australia Foundation.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
Director IVAN HEXTER is an award winning filmmaker with over 25 years experience in making documentaries for television, especially in social, health and arts related subjects. His one-hour prime-time ABC films include East Meets West, Hope Street, Lasseter-Legend of The Lost Gold Reef, Final Insult and Antarctic Oasis – A Haunting Journey. He also produces programs for organisations to assist their educational, training, marketing and promotional needs.
Producer BESSIE BYRNE is a social and environmental documentary maker with a Masters in Journalism. She has been producing films for over 8 years, mainly for charities. She is passionate about empowering people to engage with democracy through video, and wants to see more women in the industry. Bessie also produces film related events.
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THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY WHO HAS MADE THIS FILM POSSIBLE!