Islands in the Sky


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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

Year: 1980

Running Time:18 Minutes

Classification: Exempt from classification

Curriculum Links: Alpine Ecology; Biodiversity; Biogeography; Botany; Conservation & Land Management; Environmental Studies; Plant Biology; Plant Science.

SKU 197802200
Brand Film Australia

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