A Project Supported by the NED Foundation Grants Program

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In November 2020 NED Foundation provided funding to Mandy King to support completion and promotion of her film “Where the Water Starts”.

The primary objective of the film is to support the campaign by Aboriginal campaigner Richard Swain to protect Kosciuszko National Park and in particular to highlight the damage caused by feral horses which are currently protected within the park.

From the project Facebook Page:

'Where The Water Starts is a documentary at Post Production stage. An Indigenous man and his partner fight to defend the fragile ecology of the Kosciuszko National Park, after a decade of drought followed by the catastrophic fires of 2019-20.'

Where the Water Starts Facebook Page

From the project website:

'Richard Swain loves the bush and wildlife of the southern ranges of New South Wales, where he was born. Richard's deep connection to country and skill as a river guide led him and his partner, Alison to set up Alpine River Adventures. A successful business is now threatened by low water levels in the Snowy River. They both consider climate change is impacting the environment they love. As Indigenous Ambassador for the Invasive Species Council, Richard highlights the damage done by feral horses in the Kosciuszko National Park. ... ... ...'

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