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Environment

Environmental documentaries have the potential to shape public opinion, influence policy decisions, and contribute to broader environmental movements by raising awareness and inspiring action.

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.

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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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Browned Off

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Jeremy Bowtell

When a hometown hero turns global business con, the community digs deep to hold their ground and square the ledger.

Jordan Osmond

Concerned about the state of the world, a family forges their own path to a sustainable and beautiful way of life.

Jane Hammond

A Clarion Call to Save Australia's South West Forests from Ecological Collapse

Sara Edwards

Aussie heartthrobs Lime Cordiale are fighting for a future where music and sustainability can harmonise.

Ben Strunin

Larry Gurruwiwi must inherit his place as songline custodian and inspire the next generation to keep culture alive

Steven Pasvolsky

The Planet. The Women. The Price. The Power.

Madeleine Parry

Spin doctor Heidi Gallbladder has just landed her dream job: she gets to pull the strings behind the scenes of the gas industry but little does she know it’s about to unravel.

Tace Stevens

Through the creation of a woomera (traditional weapon), a First Nations father and son are reconciled after years apart.