2017 | 74 min | AUSTRALIA
Directed by Peter Yacono
Followed by Q & A with the filmmakers and guests
Tom Doig 
Journalist, Author, PhD candidate

Peter Yacono 
Film Director – Our Power

Kiery-Anne Clissold
Latrobe Valley Resident

Luke Van Der Meulen 
Latrobe Valley Resident

Ron Ipsen 
Latrobe Valley Resident

Tracie Lund 
Latrobe Valley Resident


An empowering documentary about the Latrobe Valley community as they bear the brunt of the privatisation of Victoria’s electricity in the 1990s and the devastating Hazelwood Mine Fire of 2014.

The Latrobe Valley is home to three brown coal mines and four power stations which have provided Victoria with over 80 per cent of its power, every day, for over 90 years.

This raw and unfiltered documentary traces the footsteps of the Latrobe Valley’s history, starting from the coal community’s birth in the 1920s to the establishment of the State Electricity Commission Victoria (SECV), while focussing on the effects of the privatisation in the 1990s, which severely demoralised the community’s pride in electricity production.

Since 2014, the Latrobe Valley community has been sparked into action and are taking control of their health, community and future. The film takes its audience through an emotional and intense roller-coaster as it exposes the fundamental issues facing the community today.

This is a “work in progress” screening session to help the filmmakers develop the final version of the film. 
The tiny team behind Our Power and many industry colleges have given up their time (or massively discounted rates) to get this far into the production. You can contribute to the completion of the film by donating to the film’s crowdfunding campaign.