An Occupied Country is a 2014 documentary made by MerJa Media‘s Jake Lloyd Jones. The film follows photographer Dean Sewell as he accompanies a group of NSW farmers on a fact-finding mission. The farmers land is under threat from Coal Seam Gas mining so they travel north to see what impact the mining has had on their fellow farmers in Queensland. In the film we see the huge infrastructure projects that accompany CSG mining and hear from local people about their treatment by various mining companies. There are also interviews with the NSW farmers about their impressions.
The film is intended to be non-partisan and factual but does convey the despair felt by many people living in the gas fields. The film was made independently of any lobby group and financed entirely by MerJa Media.
Original Music by Greta Mob