Year 1980 Duration 18 Minutes
The mountains of Kosciusko National Park provide a treasure trove of summer wildflowers. More and more Australians are discovering the beauties of this unique Australian park, long established as the nation’s winter playground.
Directed by Dietmar Fill, this film portrays the alpine herb fields, fens and bogs of the high country of the Kosciusko National Park in the Southern Alps of New South Wales. To withstand the most vigorous climatic living conditions, both plants and animals have evolved mechanisms to adapt to their hostile environment.
Like most of Dietmar Fill’s films Islands in the Sky is part scientific statement and part philosophic comment, in the early tradition of science as “natural philosophy”.
A Film Australia National Interest Program. © National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Cinematographer/Director: Dietmar Fill
Narrator: Dietmar Fill
Running Time:18 Minutes
Classification: Exempt from classification
Curriculum Links: Alpine Ecology; Biodiversity; Biogeography; Botany; Conservation & Land Management; Environmental Studies; Plant Biology; Plant Science.