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The Great Barrier Reef is dying. Global warming and outbreaks of crown-of-thorns starfish have put extraordinary pressure on the coral. Now scientists have identified another threat - agricultural run-off. Sugarcane farmers are reeling at the prospect that their land management practices may be part of the problem. Some locals are trying to bring all the parties together to develop a workable solution, but leading the way can be hard work. MUDDY WATERS is the story of a small community facing the challenges of responsibility and change. It asks what’s killing the reef and can anything be done to save one of the world’s greatest natural treasures?

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Sally Ingleton
Sally Ingleton
Sally Ingleton  Stuart Menzies  Tony Wright
Executive Producers
Franco di Chiera  Anna Grieve
Dir. of Photography
Rory McGuinness


Robert Menzies (narrator)

Production Details

Production Completion
Natural history and environment, Science
Production Company
Film Australia Limited

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Earth Vision - Tokyo Global Environmental Film Festival
  • Japan Wildlife Film Festival