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Whatever Happened to Brenda Hean?
16/09/2008

In 1972 environmental activist Brenda Hean's light plane disappeared while en route to Canberra, where she planned to petition the prime minister to save Tasmania's Lake Pedder from a massive hydro-electricity scheme. The battle for the lake was lost, the plane never found, and a public enquiry was never conducted despite evidence suggesting sabotage. Decades later, documentary filmmaker Scott Millwood appeals to Tasmanians to help reveal the truth behind Hean's disappearance, offering $100,000 reward for information solving the mystery.

On a journey through his homeland, Millwood joins conservationists, journalists, pilots and eyewitnesses in uncovering the story of a woman whose environmental values still resonate today.

If you missed it at MIFF, Whatever Happened to Brenda Hean? will be screening in Tasmania on 3 October and will also be screening at Cinema Nova from 9 October. Check local guides for details.

 

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