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Living with and caring for the D’Entrecasteaux Channel

Overlooking the Channel

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.

  We Need Your Help    Show your support by sponsoring a short film

The accompanying trailer, focusing on fisherman Des Whayman, introduces and embodies the subtle eddies and currents that flow throughout this project.

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.

A combination of resourcefulness, financial and in-kind support will ensure that we produce a series of short films that we can all be proud of.

Channel Stories

Island Keepers

Island Keepers

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Living Simply

Living Simply

Restoring the Balance

Restoring the Balance

The Shell Fishers

The Shell Fishers

Connected to Country

Connected to Country

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Partner Support

Bendigo Bank - Huon Valley Community BranchThe D'Entrecasteaux & Huon CollaborationMaritime Museum of TasmaniaThe Tasmanian Wooden Boat FestivalChannel LivingWestwinds Community CentreThe Project LabTasmanian Museum & Art GalleryGrassroots Design House