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Undermined: Tales from the Kimberley

What is the true cost of doing business?

“★★★★ A vivid patchwork of greens, ochres and golds which banishes any thought of outback Australia as a khaki and dun-coloured land…
powerful tug of war between miners, agricultural industries and Aboriginal people… powerfully persuasive.”
– Sydney Morning Herald


Directors: Nicholas Wrathall
Producers: Stephanie King, Nicholas Wrathall, Albert Wiggan & Mark Jones


Australia’s vast and unspoiled Kimberley region is under threat, with mining, pastoralism and irrigated agriculture driving an unprecedented land grab. Undermined investigates the politics of an area now branded “the future economic powerhouse of Australia,” and what this means for First Nations people and unique cultural landscapes.

As pressure from industry exposes the limits of Native Title land rights, what will remain for over 200 remote Aboriginal communities?

We follow young leader Albert Wiggan, veteran cattleman Kevin Oscar and Senior Elder June Davis through David-and-Goliath battles to preserve their homelands, asking the question: what is the true cost of doing business?

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We are committed to creating collective action on the world’s environmental crisis through documentary storytelling.

Documentary Australia’s innovative Environmental Accelerator program will amplify the impact of up to 10 new films over three years to increase awareness and action on a range of pressing environmental issues.

Through the Environmental Accelerator, Documentary Australia is connecting documentaries and impact partners in the environmental space, providing opportunities for films to be seen by audiences and used by existing campaigns to amplify and grow the movement.

We are curating a series of events, leveraging the films to increase the visibility of a suite of environmental issues, showcasing the value of documentary in supporting social impact, starting conversations around pressing environmental issues and engaging audiences to take action to support improved environmental outcomes.