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A Broken Earth

35m Earth and Space Science, Environmental Science 2020

** All over the world fossil fuel industries have undermined communities and impacted the health of people and the planet. Even remote areas of New Zealand have been under pressure from companies on the hunt for easy oil and gas. **

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This story is from the benign rural pastures that surround the base of Mt Taranaki, where people have carved out a quiet living, in a land that is riddled with the scars of fossil fuel extraction. Sarah Roberts and David Morrison are environmental award-winning farmers who have worked the land for generations. When an oil company moves in next door to their family farm, they are forced to deal with the effects of fracking and oil drilling along their quiet country road.

What started out as resistance against the desecration of the local countryside becomes a revelation of a system designed to protect profit before people.

This film was made possible by the Doc Edge Rei Foundation Film Fund.


James Muir




New Zealand