Conversations with coal miners about climate change

A timely film that highlights the importance of humanising our difficult conversations.

Created by Vice News
Watch time – 37 minutes

About the film

Coal miners and climate activists regularly face off in heated and sometimes violent confrontations in the coal mining towns of Australia’s Queensland. On one hand, Australia is the world’s largest exporter of coal, and on the other, it’s becoming a social pariah in a world going more green.

Filmmaker and Environmental activist Kim Nguyen goes deep within Australia’s coal country to meet miners trying to preserve coal towns, aboriginal activists trying to stop the Adani Carmichael coal mining project, and a horseman infamous for assaulting climate protestors. All to ask- how do you get coal miners to give up that one thing their livelihood depends on?

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