The hard-hitting documentary Cultivating Murder had its national launch at the Chauvel Cinema, Paddington, Sydney on Thursday 20 April 2017.
“On the 29th July 2014 Glen Turner, a compliance officer with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, was shot four times by a farmer and died on the side of an isolated public road in NSW, 40 kms from Moree.
Cultivating Murder tells the story of what happened and follows the murder trial to discover why it happened. It is an unusual murder case. The mystery is not “Who did it?” but “Why did he do it”? The accused is a wealthy New South Wales farmer. The circumstances of the shooting are shocking and perplexing. Glen Turner’s family friends and colleagues want to see the full weight of the law applied.
As the murder trial gets underway, the government have released the draft for new environment laws that will undo a quarter of century of conservation and protection and unleash a new wave of broad-scale clearing of land, (it is already underway) and destruction to fragile eco systems. It has implications for all land use in Australian.
The documentary tells the story of Glen Turner’s family, Government employees, whistle-blowers, and rural producers in the region where the murder took place. The film will be dedicated to the memory of Glen Turner a professional and ardent environmentalist”.
To find out when and where the next screening will be held go to the Cultivating Murder facebook page.