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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

The Australia Series

A series of documentaries that offers in-depth studies on the geography, history, culture, and wildlife of the island-continent, Australia; also informative perspectives on significant contemporary issues are addressed. Series: 4 programs (30 to 52 minutes). Click for more

Australia's Great Barrier Reef: One Beautiful Day

"Highly Recommended. This is a well-organized documentary that captures Australia's Great Barrier Reef through the eyes of individuals who have a unique connection to the reef and its inhabitants. The photography is excellent and offers viewers a unique, one-of-a-kind experience with the barrier reefs and the marine life that inhabit the sea; the second best view of the reef short of actually finding scuba gear and jumping into the water. The program's biggest strength is the excellent balance between live reef footage and dialogue; this style allows the viewer to hear the ideas and concerns of the individuals while actually seeing examples of what they are talking about." -EMRO Review
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is an environmental jewel; a complex, spectacular network of plants and animals, it is a living, breathing underwater work of art. Should the importance of environmental conservation ever be questioned, the vision of the reef silences all argument; however, it sits on valuable oil reserves and has become the target of an oil industry desperate for new drilling sites. This beautifully produced investigative film highlights the urgent need to guard the Great Barrier Reef from the threat of oil exploitation. Produced by ABC Australia. 2008 JSCA 52 min.
Also See: Australia 2: The Outback and the Great Barrier Reef
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