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Environmental concerns have been prevalent since the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century when the exploitation of natural resources and the devastating impacts of industrialisation sparked environmental movements and a recognition of the critical need for ecological preservation.

In recent times, the urgency to tackle environmental issues has intensified due to the escalating threats of climate change, deforestation, pollution, and biodiversity loss.

Environmental documentaries effectively illuminate these issues by providing a platform to present compelling scientific evidence, personal stories, and striking visual imagery that captures the gravity of the problems.

Environmental documentaries serve as powerful tools for education, advocacy, and mobilisation. They have the potential to shape public opinion, influence policy decisions, and contribute to broader environmental movements by raising awareness and inspiring action. They encourage individuals to adopt sustainable practices, support environmental policies, and engage in collective action for positive change.



Completed Documentary Australia-supported Environment projects:

Blue 2040 Carbon: The Unauthorised Biography
Where to watch: Apple TV, DocPlay Where to watch: DocPlay, Apple TV, Prime Video Where to watch: Google Play, Apple TV
Voices of the River Cry of the Forests Climate Changers
Where to watch: Facebook, Instagram Where to watch: The Education Shop Latest info on where to watch: here

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The Climate Keepers

Sabella Sugar



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Kim Ramsay

As development displaces native wildlife, the first responders of ACT fight for change to ensure their survival.

Wild Things

Completed film

Sally Ingleton

A year on the frontline of environmental activism.

Sabella Sugar

Can the combined ancient wisdom and anthropological data from our past provide a solution to our global climate crisis?

Wendy Champagne

Ten days of social and cultural exploration that changed a generation.

Yaara Bou Melhem

SOLASTALGIA follows senior Banjima man, Maitland Parker whose final wish is to heal a devastated landscape.

Andrew Garton

Sarawak's forests yearn to be known before no one remains to hear their story.

Jordan Giusti

A young family find themselves caught adrift as climate refugees fleeing Australia’s most flooded postcode.

Monica Burnell - Series Producer

STTOP combats eco-anxiety by turning “Eco-worriers” into Eco-warriors, showing how positive actions make a difference.