WHERE THE WATER STARTS investigates the destruction of the fragile alpine ecology of Australia’s Snowy Mountains

“It’s at tipping point now, if you get the horses off this will recover..” – Richard Swain, Indigenous Ambassador, Invasive Species Council

The Victorian government is resisting advocates who want to keep brumbies in alpine national parks. In contrast, the New South Wales government has passed legislation giving brumbies cultural heritage protection in Kosciuszko National Park.

Where The Water Starts takes the audience on a discovery tour of the Snowy Mountains from perspectives rarely heard. It features the voices of Indigenous and non-Indigenous community leaders who are concerned about the devastating environmental challenges facing the headwaters of 3 iconic rivers in this precious region, and what must be done to protect it.

The film illustrates how the best of Aboriginal connection and regenerative science can work together for a better future.