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Blood On The Coal – The Queensland Miners’ Story


Wed 26 Aug 2015, 6:30pm–8:30pm

Where: Crown Village Cinema, Shop 50, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • All tickets: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: kabukupr

The multi-award winning documentary, Blood on the Coal – the Queensland Miners’ Story, will screen for the first time in Melbourne at the Village Cinemas Crown Towers on 26th August. Narrated by Jack Thompson, Blood On the Coal tells the story of Australia’s Queensland coalfields, one of the world’s richest energy resources and for 150 years a bitter industrial battleground.

A story of struggle and tragedy, the film features harrowing underground disasters, heroic rescues and traces a history of strikes, industrial turmoil and the current push by global mining giants to replace local mineworkers with a subservient itinerant workforce.

Blood on the Coal explores the ongoing values of mateship, community spirit and unity in the face of powerful opposing forces. It documents injustice, bears witness to the human cost of mining and reveals how ordinary workers and their families pay the ultimate price for corporate greed and government neglect.

The stories in the film are told with compelling honesty and humour by miners and their communities who survive in one of the world’s most hazardous industries. Featured among those is the incredible story of Digger Murphy, a 94-year-old veteran of the Queensland Miner’s Union.

Produced by Matilda Films, Blood on the Coal has received three international awards including the Gold Award at the Worldfest Houston and the Award of Excellence at both the Indie Fest International Film Festival and the Accolade Global Film Competition.