Frackman full movie review - Aussies fighting for a fair go
The movie Frackman captures the quintessential Australian value of a fair go, and what some people are willing to do when something is not fair.
Dayne Pratsky, the man who shared 4 years of his life through this documentary, shows himself to be strong, brave, courageous, determined, angry, vulnerable, funny and a bit of larrikin. Many of the qualities we admire among Aussie men. His compassion for his neighbours is obvious. While the movie is a documentary, it presents a very human and heart-felt story. It's hard not to feel for the 'little people' trying to fight against the big coal seam gas companies.
The cinematography shows the natural beauty that is the Australian bush, and the ugliness that results from mining activities (despite the much touted economic gains). The music throughout the documentary mirrors the highs and lows of the story. This documentary is about fighting the good fight ? but also the personal toll it can take. I laughed and I cried. And I learnt a lot about what is happening in parts of Australia far from me. I think this is a great documentary, and a credit to all the team behind it. Highly recommended.