AFTER THE SMOKE
HOW A CLIMATE CATASTROPHE LED WENDY FARMER TO FIND HER VOICE AS A COMMUNITY ACTIVIST
About After The Smoke:
After The Smoke follows the story of Wendy Farmer, as she recounts the devastating 2014
Hazelwood mine fire. Wendy tells us the emotional journey from the initial sparks of the fire and the authority’s reticence to acknowledge anything was wrong, through to the turning point for her as a resident, a mother, and a wife being compelled to step up and use her voice at a town hall meeting. This moment led to the formation of Voices of the Valley, a community group instrumental in the Latrobe Valley’s fight for accountability, health, climate and change.
After The Smoke is part of the ABC and Doc Society’s Your Planet short documentary initiative, a diverse and thought-provoking catalogue of 11 documentaries from next generation Australian filmmakers focussed on climate and environmental solutions that shine a light on people and communities designing and acting for a positive future.
The initiative is supported by VicScreen, Screenwest, Screen Tasmania, Screen Queensland and Screen Territory.
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