Fire Water viewing: Bondi, Sydney – 1st November, 2013

A grassroots meeting: On invitation, as the Producer of FireWater, I flew down to support local Sydney safe-water activists in their efforts to raise awareness of the current Australian Water Fluoridation issue – Bondi Junction, Sydney, 1st November.


My hosts met me at the airport, then kept me well looked after – housed, fed and watered during the (nearly) three-day visit – a very special thankyou must be given for the kindness and hospitality during this time; along with their enthusiasm, attention to detail and genuine community spirit.

The viewing venue was the local Chapel by the Sea,  a clean, well organised community centre  in the heart of the Bondi Community –  we were inside the main chapel filled with the beauty of glorious stained glass windows and a very peaceful ambience.

7:15pm Most who had come, had not seen the film before.  So, attended by a keen and varied group of Bondi community members, I opened the night by giving a ten-minute introductory talk on how the film came about ie. from sincere community requests, with the funding being donations. Plus we all had a chuckle at my tales of the dodgy camera and how difficult it was to pull the footage together – the challenge of my very first editing attempts of bringing over 90 hours of footage down to 15 succinct hours (1 x full documentary, cut from 19 interviews), learning as I went along (!!).  As the film is now a few years old, it was important to fill in some of the issue’s events that have transpired on both local, national and international levels since the film was first released in early 2011 (now having over 130,000 views across the project of 74 films).

Flyers were distributed with research topics and sites to explore:



Decades of collation:

Australian Letters to ‘authorities’ and politicians:

and our Official FireWater website:

The book, The Case Against Fluoride  ISBN: 9781603582872  was also recommended to read (I had a very well read copy on hand to show those ‘newbies’ in the audience).

7:30pm Straight into the film – we viewed Pt. One (‘First things first: Just what the Hell are We Drinking’) & Pt. Two (‘Crimes Against the Innocent’) of FireWater: Australia’s Industrial Fluoridation Disgrace  – approximately half the documentary (as this is a long film, the first hour is vital to watch ie. pt 1 covers the industrial grade chemicals; pt 2 covers how various professionals see this issue; and how many ordinary people are being affected in the short and long-term).

8:45pm A short talk was given by local Medical Researcher, Dr Andrew Katelaris, on the co-contaminants of the fluoride mix, and how these can affect the brain and nervous systems – specifically mentioned was Arsenic and Lead. Questions and answers were asked; and comments made – many people were stunned at what we are meant to ingest long-term, in the name of ‘safe and effective’ for our ‘teeth’ (as if we are only teeth and nothing but, teeth).

9:05pm I didn’t let anyone doubt for a moment, the facts of the matter – no, industrial waste laced with co-contaminents, is not recommended for for babies whose blood-brain barrier is still developing. The infant warning is vitally important – but why have our Australian ‘authorities’ ignored this international warning? Nor is this industrial grade pollution mix good for those with kidney, heart, thyroid or other, health concerns.

And as for ethics?   We have not given our INFORMED CONSENT TO TREATMENT.  We talked for some time about just this section of the water fluoridation issue.  Informed consent to treatment given by dentists is a fundamental human right.

NB. For healthy teeth, the team at FireWater recommend a diet rich in wholefoods – fresh fruit & vegetable, and lean meats; plenty of clean pure spring or RO water; to get regular dental checkups; flossing and brushing twice daily; with a concerted awareness in the reduction in refined, processed foods – especially sugar – for children particularly, a reduction in the habits of ingesting large amounts of masse-produced refined fruit juices – or soft-drinks; and other junk-foods laden with sugars, artificial chemicals and flavourings.

9:45pm A healthy ‘joining the dots’ discussion then proceeded – discussion included how people need to awaken from their stupor urgently to pressing world chemical and other pollution issues – such as water fluoridation, CSG impacts; and, the Fukishima disaster (a major concern to many, many people) – and how these will impact Australia’s fresh food/seafood industry into the future; plus other chemical imbalance issues – how children especially, are being bombarded with chemicals via processed modern foods; water, air and other sources…..  the Bondi audience actively participated in a lengthy discussion, triggered by the industrial chemical issues raised in FireWater. It was agreed by the audience, that most people are still ‘asleep at the wheel’ and must awaken to all the issues of (industrial and other man-made) chemical assaults we are dealing with throughout the industrialised world – that a ‘critical masse’ needs to awaken, and, fast!

10:15pm Reminded all film go-ers WHAT YOU CAN DO:

1. Read, The Case Against Fluoride  ISBN: 9781603582872

2. ‘Like’ the FAN (USA) facebook page; become a member and get the FAN (USA) newsletter (top of the page);  join to become a member

3. Send out the link by email  to your contact list to watch/educate

4. Contact Sapphire Eyes Productions to go on local mailing list;

5. Set up a local Facebook page, then send link to AFAM facebook database;

6. Research, research, research.

10:25pm We finished and packed up the room – all who assisted with the pack up, chairs, etc – a huge thank you to those who stayed behind to help; and who came up to me and talked further (business cards exchanged, etc). It was agreed that the evening was a great success, and the talk(s) were valuable.

10:30pm Out the door.

NEXT DAY:  I received many phone calls and some emails of thanks……

GREAT EVENT. MORE just like this one, need to happen – a grassroots campaign.


3 responses to “Fire Water viewing: Bondi, Sydney – 1st November, 2013

    • It was a good solid night; and the film was well received. More grassroots in action, ‘seeding’ the truth. Thanks Darryl, J.

  1. Jaya, On behalf of us all, a huge thank you for this excellent work. Australians ALL, must rise up and demand the Australian Government ban chronically poisoning our population, animals and environment (and hence food chain) via water fluoridation (dumping/disposal of hazardous waste pollutants) – as these are the actions of ‘insane Governments’. Australia was first polluted with WF in 1953 – the USA firstly in 1945 both Countries in Dental Crisis ! Water fluoridation (pollution) NOT SAFE + NOT EFFECTIVE – IT MUST BE BANNED FOR ALL TIME.

    From 1982 this certainly says it all:-

    1982 – Former NIH (National Inst. of Health) scientist opposed to fluoride
    Statement by James B. Patrick, Ph.D. at the Joint Congressional Committee on Health & Appropriations Against the Inclusion of Fluoridation in the Preventive Health & Health Services Block Grant, Held August 4, 1982.
    Dr. Patrick earned his B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology & his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University majoring in chemistry. His experience as Antibiotics Research Scientist was with the National Institute of Health & Lederle Laboratories.
    Dr. Patrick is Senior Professor and Chairman of the Department of Chemistry, Mary Baldwin College, Stauton, Virginia, 1967 to date. He is author of 28 technical papers & holder of 7 U.S. patents.

    I strongly advise against the legislature of this Commonwealth having anything to do with fluoridation.

    It is a scientific disgrace that a well organized lobby of the American Dental Association ever managed to stampede American legislators into ignoring the highly technical but very cogent objection to fluoridation.



    The only answer EVER was to provide access to affordable dental health care services for all the population, not the disposal of hazardous waste pollutants and co-contaminants known as water fluoridation; into our drinking water supplies and hence also the contamination of our food chain and using the populations’ kidneys as hazardous waste disposal/filtration units.


    Kindest Regards,
    Diane Drayton Buckland
    Independent Researcher (Unpaid)

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