Where The Water Starts
DIRECTOR Amanda King
MOVIE TYPING GREEN DOCUFILM.
Italia Green Film Festival
Where The Water Starts
CAST | Amanda King
Green Short Film TIME | 01:11:00
Listed as a national heritage area in 2008 the Australian Alps is the birthplace of some of our iconic rivers. The trampling of hard hoofed animals is endangering the headwaters of the Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers and the thirty four threatened native species of plants and mammals that live in this unique and sensitive habitat. A law protecting feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park and the ongoing impacts of climate change are taking their toll.
Where The Water Starts reveals how these challenges are seen by Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who were born or live in the southern mountains area, or who care deeply about it.
The film brings together respected Aboriginal community leaders as well as business people, a local farmer, a scientist, a former parks officer and an academic.
It explores our shared colonial and Indigenous histories and identities. Revealing the beliefs of its core interviewees, it focuses on the themes of caring for Country as a shared responsibility of all Australians; that the best of Aboriginal connection and the best of regenerative science can work together for a better future for the alpine environment and the planet.
Amanda King is an Australian filmmaker who has been producing documentaries since the late 1980’s. Her interests range from contemporary issues such as the environment, Indigenous rights and independence struggles, through to the arts and labour history. She works closely with her partner, Co-Producer and Cinematographer Fabio Cavadini, and they have done for over three decades, as the partnership Frontyard Films. They have produced a number of documentaries around stories based in the Pacific – in Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea and Bougainville – which have shown on Australian broadcast networks as well as to international audiences. Titles include Time To Draw The Line, Colour Change, An Evergreen Island and the arts documentary, A Thousand Different Angles. In 2018 they co-produced, filmed and edited BUWARRALA ARYAH Journey West with director, Gadrian JARWIJALMAR Hoosan from the Borroloola community. In 2019, their documentary The Great Strike 1917 screened at the Antenna International Documentary Film Festival and in 2020, their film Clement Meadmore screened at the Fine Arts Film Festival in LA. They are currently completing 2 independently produced documentaries, WHERE THE WATER STARTS and MAXISM…according to(Working Title)
Amanda KingDirector The Great Strike 1917, Clement Meadmore, Time To Draw The Line
Amanda KingWriter The Great Strike 1917, Clement Meadmore, Time To Draw The Line
Fabio Cavadini ProducerT he Great Strike 1917, Clement Meadmore, Time To Draw The Line
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