Australia / 2003 / 56'
Olegas Truchanas and Peter Dombrovskis are rememberd for being two of Australia’s greatest wilderness photographers. Both of them migrated from Europe to Tasmania and both died doing what they loved best, on a photograhy expedition in the wild. From 1950 to 1980, Olegas and Peter used photography to make public opinion more aware of the necessity to protect the natural heritage of Tasmania. Olegas filmed the pink quartz beach and the teacoloured water of Lake Pedder before the environment was drowned by the new hydro-electric scheme. Ten years later. Peter’s photographs saved the Franklin River from a similar fate. Their experience, recorded in more than 300 superb photos, is illustrated in a story in which the passion for nature and the love of photography contributed to the consciousness and conservation of an environmment under threat.