Where the Water Starts
*IN-CINEMA SCREENING* *MELBOURNE PREMIERE*
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 plane