Australia 2001/2002, 62 min, English
Writer/director/camera: Pip Starr
Rockhopper Productions, www.rhproductions.com.au
"Fight For Country” erzählt von der Geschichte der Blockade der Jabiluka-Uranmine: Er dokumentiert die größte Landrechts- und Umweltschutzkampagne in der Geschichte Australiens um eine Uranmine im Kakadu-Nationalpark zu verhindern. Der Dokumentarfilm von Pip Starr benötigte vier Jahre und vier Wochen für seine Fertigstellung. Pip star verstarb 2008.
Pip Starr was a fighter and a filmmaker. He got depressed about things — the black dog was never far from the campfire," says Australian Conservation Foundation nuclear campaigner Dave Sweeney. "But he was just starting to cement a style and approach to documentary storytelling that I believe would have seen him emerge as a great modern stylist." There's a great body of work —many unfinished — because he funded his work on the run, supplemented by part-time work as a nurse at The Alfred hospital.
His landmark film about the Jabiluka blockade against a uranium mine in Western Australia, Fight for Country, was shot in four years.