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Jury Prize Earth Vision Festival Tokyo Japan 2004
Nominated UN Media Peace Prize 2003
Shortlisted for the Richard Keefe Memorial Award for the Best Documentary on Sustainable Development. The British Environment and Media Awards 2003 Awarded Bronze Medal Italian Film Festival Prix Leonardo. Nominated Best Sound in a Documentary Australian Screensound Guild Awards.
Winner Best Environment and Conservation Award Japan Wildlife Film Festival 2003
Bronze Certificate of Merit Prix Leonardo Italy 2003

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360 Degree Films
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Darwin NT 0800
tel: +61 4 1853 0550
'The competing demands of economic development and the protection of the environment could hardly be better illustrated than in a story about the threat to Australia's Great Barrier Reef....In this program filmmaker Sally Ingleton explores the danger the reef faces from sediment and fertiliser run-off from cane farms in northern Queensland, in what is a fair attempt to be sympathetic to both sides. ..'
Australian 15 May 2003
'For a decade scientists have been saying run-off from cane farms is killing the reef so there aren't too many surprises in Sally Ingleton's documentary but it does provide a balanced view of the competing interests....'
Sydney Morning Herald 19 May 2003
'The documentary turned out to be much more than an environmental curiosity - by identifying global ramifications and posing the vexing questions of what's killing the reef and what can be done to save it. It also highlights problems created by developing an agricultural industry on the wettest floodlplain in Australia.'
The Age 15 May 2003
'Tonight's THE CUTTING EDGE doco looks at a massive barney in the making - as conservationists and farmers lock horns over the fate of Australia's most valuable natural assets. Unbeknowns to many the GBR is dying and up to half of it may be gone by 2030. '
Kalgoorlie Miner 20 May 2003
'A new documentary paints a bleak picture of human impact on Australia's natural wonder, the Great Barrier Reef..'
Canberra Times 20 May 2003
'A documentary screening tonight on SBS is set to reignite the debate about whether the chemicals contained in land run-off from North Queensland cane farms are damaging the Great Barrier Reef.'
Townsville Bulletin 20 May 2003
The film describes how successful farming on the land has caused environmental degradation of the Great Barrier Reef. The film revealed this shocking fact but it did not stop there. The film's strength is the balanced way in which the views of both farmers and environmentalists are heard equally.
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