Cameraman Tony Jennings films at a rally outside Westpac HQ, Sydney in February 2017

Narrated and presented by iconic Australian actor Michael Caton Guarding the Galilee documents the fight to stop the biggest coal mine in Australian history - the controversial Adani Carmichael project.

The 30-minute documentary was produced by an award-winning independent documentary team and captures the raw beauty of Central Queensland and the Reef Coast.


It examines what mining billionaire Adani has planned for Australia; and features farmers, locals, Great Barrier Reef tourist operators, financial analysts, and activists.

Meet some of them here.

Guarding the Galilee




Presenter Michael Caton


Michael was born in Central Queensland and is a beloved Australian television, film and stage actor, and television host. He is best known for playing Uncle Harry in the Australian television series, The Sullivans; Darryl Kerrigan in The Castle; Ted Taylor in Packed to the Rafters; and starring in the 2015 film Last Cab to Darwin, which won him a Best Actor AACTA  award.


Cinematographer Anthony Jennings


Tony has worked for more than 20 years as a cinematographer. In 2015, he won Best Cinematography for Love is Now at Manchester International Film Festival, and has won national and international cinematography awards for over 20 years, including the Yoram Gross Award at the Sydney Film Festival, and the Grand Prix Prize at the Tampere International Film Festival in 2002.


Composer Nick Wales


Nick works across contemporary dance, popular music, film, theatre and new classical music. He first collaborated with Sydney Dance Company on 2 One Another and he has since worked on Rafael Bonachela’s Emergence with Sarah Blasko, as well as Blasko’s latest album Eternal Return.


Editor Sally Fryer


Sally is a Senior Editor at Shark Island Productions, a Director of Shark Island Institute and Co-Producer of Good Pitch² Australia. She has 25 years experience as a documentary film editor both in London and Sydney, and has cut over 100 documentaries during her career. In 2012, Sally was awarded an ‘Ellie’ by the Guild for Best Editing in a Documentary Feature for the film Paul Kelly – Stories of Me, which also won the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Documentary. Sally also won an Emmy for Best Documentary series for Watergate.


Director and Producer Nell Schofield

Nell has worked in the film and TV industry for over 30 years, hosting programs on Showtime, ABC and CNN. After starring in the cult feature film Puberty Blues, Nell studied acting at NIDA where she and fellow graduates created the original play Strictly Ballroom, later adapted for the screen. Nell has made award winning short films and is a passionate community leader for climate justice.