“The health of the Clarence River directly impacts the ecology and health of the surrounding beaches along with the places we love to play. Why on earth would we risk it all? Mining anywhere near a precious water source is madness.” — Dan Ross.
When lifelong mates Hayley Talbot and Dan Ross set off on a long-distance paddle from the headwaters of the Clarence River to the surf, they found astonishing landscapes, eccentric locals and epic river time adventures. They also discovered some big bad plans to mine the hills behind their home.
Rivertree is a story of friendship, community and the fight to save the mighty Clarence River (Biirrinba, Boorimbah). This powerful new documentary, set on Bundjalung, Gumbaynggirr and Yaegl Country, is narrated by Aunty Lenore and directed by Matty Hannon and Gary Parker. Don’t miss it.
Rivertree premieres in Yamba on 20 January: tickets here.