Oaky North Mine Christmas Letter

Australian Workers Film Guide


This short campaign commercial is about the Oaky North Mine in Queensland, where 190 workers have been locked out of their workplace by mining giant Glencore.  This version simulates a miner writing to his wife and family explaining that he has let them down for Christmas because he has been locked out for 150 days, “Glencore – one of the world’s richest mining companies won’t let me work. They have stolen our Christmas.” The miner reads the text over a black & white still of a little boy sitting in front of a Christmas tree with no presents, his head in his hands.

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Author: J Bird, 2023

Duration: 36 secs

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