The two part television series Revolution on the Reef outlines the story of how people working together across differences can create positive change to conserve the environment for themselves and future generations. It is a story about overcoming challenges and differences for the long term benefit of community and environment.
I developed the idea for this film while living and working on the Queensland coast. I met many interesting people who’s very livelihood depended on and directly impacted the delicate ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef. In conjunction with a German production company we filmed the series to reveal how fishers, tourism operators, environmental groups, governments, and community groups worked together to increase the protection of the biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef from 4.5% to 33.5% in a world first for conservation.
This film has won:
- “Prix Information Actualité”, Festival d’Image Sous-Marin, Antibes, France 2006; and
- “Best under water camera”, Special award, category: Worlds under water, 20th NATURALE film festival, Germany, 2007.
Revolution on the Reef was produced for German television. The videos below show both Part 1 and Part 2 of the series as 9 x 10minute films. The audio is in German so for those who speak German, enjoy the film and for everyone else, please enjoy the images..they are truly beautiful and representative of the Great Barrier Reef and the good people who live and work there.