CreateNSW is a NSW government agency that is supposed to promote creativity. But when one of the beneficiaries of a grant made through Screenworks, a charity CreateNSW supports, made a fairly pointed video about climate change, CreateNSW stepped in to demand it be taken off the Internet – in this case, taken off Facebook and removed from Instagram.
If you’d like to read about their CreateNSW’s nasty little efforts, here is the story by the Guardian. The story contains a link to a copy of the video on Vimeo. And here is a direct link to the video on Vimeo.
To make sure that CreateNSW feels the full impact of the Streisand Effect, do please view the video. Though to be fair, I reckon it is most likely that the current Minister for the Arts in NSW sent down instructions from on high.
Anyway – let Thunderbox Films know you support them. You can contact them via their website at https://thunderboxfilms.com.
And, if you can, do also please let CreateNSW know what you think of their smallmindedness. Contact details – an email address, a postal address and even (if you want to go pound a desk in person) their street address can be found on their website at https://www.create.nsw.gov.au. And for good measure, why not tell the Minister at 52 Martin Place SYDNEY NSW 2000?