The Sheltered Passage films represent some of the diversity of stories collected along the shores of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. The ultimate goal of the project is to add value to resident and visitor experiences of the Channel region by promoting the exploration of indigenous culture, ecological knowledge, colonial history, science, innovation, environmental restoration and sustainability.
Sheltered Passage is a series of high-quality, short documentary films that celebrate the people and landscapes shaped by the D’Entrecasteaux Channel in Tasmania’s far south. Each of these short films offers a privileged glimpse into the lives of just some of the individuals who contribute to the making of the unique and beautiful environment that is the D’Entrecasteaux Channel.
Drawing together traditional knowledge and current practice, the films point the way forward to future opportunities that will sustain this precious waterway and those who live with and care for it.
This video, focusing on fisherman Des Whayman, introduces and embodies the subtle eddies and currents that flow throughout this project.
We Need Your Help: Show your support by sponsoring a short film
Our partners are providing important support including access to their collections and distribution networks. Production of the six films will be funded entirely by community donations. With your support we can complete six short films to a high creative and technical standard.
Together, we can make beautiful and inspiring films that capture and promote the enduring values that enrich the lives of all who live on, from and along the Channel.
We would like you to be involved with our bespoke crowdfunding initiative, contributions of any size are vitally important as they help towards our goal and as an affirmation of community interest.