Mining The Blue Mountains

Dr Ian Wright has been investigating pollution from mines in the UNESCO World Heritage Blue Mountains for over ten years. "Mining The Blue Mountains" takes you on a journey into the wilderness of Grose Valley and along its waterways with Ian and his team of water researchers.

Mines have been synonymous with economic growth around NSW for over a century. However as these mines reach the end of their shelf life most are simply locked up and left to continue to pollute our river systems - so who cleans up the mess?

  • James Patrick O'Connor
    Director
    The People Against Russell Vale Mine
  • James Patrick O'Connor
    Producer
  • Ian Wright
    Key Cast
  • Holly Nettle
    Key Cast
  • Chris Tobin
    Key Cast
  • Nakia Belmer
    Key Cast
  • Tara Cameron
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 23, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Premiere screening
    Katoomba
    Australia
    February 8, 2022
Director Biography - James Patrick O'Connor

James is an environmental film maker from south coast NSW. He has a strong interest in conservational themes and enjoys outdoor activities including hiking and canyoning. Recent documentaries include: The People Against Russell Vale Mine, Frogs and the Impacts of Coal Mines and Walbunja Mob Cultural Burn. James is a one man film maker and also manages all post release promotion.

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