Film Screening 1st September, 2022

Poster for Where the Water Starts

Where the Water Starts 

7:30 PM, 1st September, 2022

  • PG
  • 71 mins
  • 2021
  • Mandy King

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ANU LAW REFORM AND SOCIAL JUSTICE – FOLLOWED BY A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED CLOSER TO THE DATE

Australia’s Snowy Mountains is the birthplace of some of our most iconic rivers, including the Snowy, Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers – but the delicate alpine ecosystem that supports these vital water sources is being threatened. Its unique and sensitive habitat, as well as the native plants and mammals that live there, have been endangered by feral animals, artificial water flows and climate change.

Where the Water Starts explores the effect that these challenges have had on Aboriginal community leaders, scientists, farmers and more who share a connection to the alpine region, particularly Kosciuszko National Park. It examines our shared histories and identities, and investigates how Aboriginal connection and science can work together for a better future.