Remaking the Australian Environment through documentary film and television

Grant type

ARC Discovery Project


Associate Professor Chris Healy


This project aims to investigate how documentary film, television and online media have transformed our sense of the Australian environment since the 1950s. The project will produce a historicised account of how media has fashioned contemporary environmental consciousness. Expected outcomes include environmental knowledge and social action, collaborations between media producers, scientists and educators, and attention to the role of Indigenous knowledge practices in relation to the environment. The project will enhance understanding of the significance of environmental documentaries in shaping practical and imaginative responses to a world undergoing transformation.

"To change everything, we need everyone." Melbourne, September 20, 2019. CC BY 2.0