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 their 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?
Nicholas Wrathall is an award-winning director and producer known for Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia which opened to critical acclaim at Tribeca Film Festival and was distributed theatrically in the USA by IFC Films. He was first recognized for Abandoned: The Betrayal of America’s Immigrants, featured on PBS Independent Lens and winning the 2001 Alfred I. duPont Columbia Award for Broadcast Journalism. Other short documentaries include Endless Caravan, Haitian Eksperyans and The Modern Gulag. With a lifelong interest in politics and social issues, Nicholas strives to inspire critical thinking and questioning around media representation.