Guarding the Galilee: inside the fight to stop Adani coal

Presented by Queensland born actor Michael Caton, Guarding the Galilee is a 30 minute documentary on the battle to stop the biggest coal mine in Australian history, Adani’s Carmichael project.

The award-winning documentary team captures the raw beauty of the Queensland outback, where Adani’s mine threatens essential water resources.

Just downstream from the proposed mine, a grazier fears for the impact on the river that quenches the thirst of his cattle, and flows to the Coral Sea.

On the coast, a boat owner operating out of the Airlie Beach tourist hotspot worries about hundreds of extra ships steaming through the Great Barrier Reef each year.

Meet these and many others engaged in the fight and find out what mining billionaire Gautam Adani has planned for Australia.

The documentary launched in April 2017 and is available at no cost for community screenings.

The documentary team

Editor Sally Fryer

Sally is a Senior Editor at Shark Island Productions, a Director of Shark Island Institute and Co-Producer of Good Pitch² Australia. She has 25 years experience as a documentary film editor both in London and Sydney, and has cut over 100 documentaries during her career. In 2012, Sally was awarded an ‘Ellie’ by the Guild for Best Editing in a Documentary Feature for the film Paul Kelly – Stories of Me, which also won the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Documentary. Sally also won an Emmy for Best Documentary series for Watergate.

Composer Nick Wales

Nick works across contemporary dance, popular music, film, theatre and new classical music. He first collaborated with Sydney Dance Company on 2 One Another and he has since worked on Rafael Bonachela’s Emergence with Sarah Blasko, as well as Blasko’s latest album Eternal Return.

Cinematographer Anthony Jennings

Tony has been based in Sydney for more than 20 years working as a cinematographer. In 2015, he won Best Cinematography for Love is Now at Manchester International Film Festival, and has won national and international cinematography awards for over 20 years, including the Yoram Gross Award at the Sydney Film Festival, and the Grand Prix Prize at the Tampere International Film Festival in 2002.

Narrator Michael Caton

Michael was born in Central Queensland and is a beloved Australian television, film and stage actor, and television host. He is best known for playing Uncle Harry in the Australian television series, The Sullivans; Darryl Kerrigan in The Castle; Ted Taylor in Packed to the Rafters; and starring in Last Cab to Darwin.

Director and Producer Nell Schofield

Nell has worked in the film and TV industry for over 30 years, hosting shows on Showtime, ABC and CNN. After starring in the cult feature film Puberty Blues, Nell studied acting at NIDA where she and fellow graduates created the original play Strictly Ballroom, later adapted for the screen. She has made several short films and is a passionate community leader for climate justice.

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