modern conservation is rarely simple

With widespread resource extraction, our planet’s wild places are under serious threat and modern conservation is never as straight forward as it seems from the outside.

Tarkine in northwestern Tasmania is home to one of the last undisturbed tracts of Gondwanan rainforest in the world, and one of the highest concentrations of Aboriginal archaeology in the Southern Hemisphere. But, at the mercy of destructive extraction industries, including logging and mining the future of the rainforest is uncertain.

Weaving together the conflicting narratives of activists, locals and Aboriginal communities, and told through the experiences of a trail running doctor and a relentless environmentalist, this documentary, unpacks the complexities of modern conservation and challenges us to consider the importance of our last truly wild places.