Sunday, August 16, 2009

Climate Camp Wales



I am just back from the first Climate Camp Cymru in South Wales.
Climate change campaigners set up camp near a controversial opencast mine to hold three days of protest and workshops.

Work to mine 10m tonnes of coal over 17 years from Ffos-y-Fran, a hilly site overlooking Merthyr Tydfil, began in June 2007 after a skewed public inquiry.

Bit sad there was no direct action but good awareness raising. BBC used my images from last years occupation of the diggers. Watch the report here.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/8198012.stm

I held a workshop on video activism and using video in various ways to bring about social change.