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Kangaroo A Love-Hate Story

A film that reveals an unlikely truth about Australia’s love-hate relationship with its beloved icon, The Kangaroo.

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Crew

  • DIRECTOR Kate Clere and Michael McIntyre

  • PRODUCER Michael McIntyre and Kate McIntyre Clere

Synopsis

DURATION: 103 MINUTES

The ‘image’ of the kangaroo is proudly used by top companies, sports teams and tourist souvenirs, yet as they hop across the vast continent many consider them pests to be shot and sold for profit. This groundbreaking film examines the love-hate relationship at the very heart of a divided country.

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Issue Summary

A short summary of the issue the documentary is addressing

This groundbreaking film captures the untold love-hate story of Australia’s most famous and contentious national icon. Set in distinctive Australian landscapes, KANGAROO explores the complex and conflicting opinions around this unique marsupial that is at the centre of the largest mass destruction of wildlife in the world.

Impact

What is the impact vision statement of the documentary?

To expose the current practices, as well educate and celebrate responsible understanding and management of kangaroos.

Outcomes

What outcomes does the project hope to achieve from making this documentary?

To raise awareness and expose historical and current attitudes towards kangaroos through interviews with farmers, shooters, meat processors, activists, indigenous leaders, animal carers and scientists.

Stakeholders

How will partnerships with this project help inform the project development?

We have had meetings with and spoken to a number of organisations in order to stay up to date and be informed regarding government policy and legislation, kangaroo management groups, and scientists. We hope viewers will educate and encourage others to see the film as well as take action on issues affecting kangaroos.

Audience Engagement and Social Impact

What actions does this project hope for its viewers after seeing this film?

To hold community screenings. To educated others on the treatment of kangaroos. To lobby politicians to change and create legislation to protect kangaroos.

Measurement and Evaluation

What is the projects indicators for success?

1. Political parties and government legislating to protect kangaroos.
2. Audience numbers
3. DVD and Itunes sales
4. The number of community screenings
5. Social Media followers
6. Trailer views
7. Increased interest in the issue via media

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