The film Where The Water Starts aims to reveal how the fragile alpine region of the Snowy Mountains, particularly Kosciuszko National Park, is seen by a number of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who were born or live in the southern mountains area, or who care deeply about it.

The launch of this important film will happen on Thursday October 28th at 6.30pm followed by Q&A with

  • Richard Swain, Indigenous Ambassador with the Invasive Species Council,
  • Professor David Watson, Environmental Scientist, and
  • the filmmakers, Mandy King & Fabio Cavadini

It will be a virtual screening on the FanForce TV platform.

You can get a ticket here:

The tickets are US$5

This event is presented by Frontyard Films & Reclaim Kosci.

Made with the support of our generous individual donors, the Inner West Council Arts program & NED, The Social Developer’s Network and financed with the assistance of the Documentary Australia Foundation

Background on the film

Where The Water Starts. The Snowy Mountains are the headwaters of the Snowy, Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers. The alpine area – which covers only 0.01% of Australia’s land mass – is under threat from a combination of impacts, including feral animals, artificial water flows and climate change.

The film brings together respected Aboriginal community leaders including Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison, Aunty Sue Bulger, Aunty Rhonda Casey, Bruce Pascoe as well as alpine river guide, Richard Swain and his partner Alison, and local farmer, Sterling Dixon, scientist, Prof David Watson, former parks officer, Paul Hardey and academic, Dr Isa Menzies.

The film reflects on their ideas around caring for country as a shared responsibility of all Australians; that the best of Aboriginal connection and the best of regenerative science can work together for a better future for the alpine environment.