Sunburnt Country: The Drought


Contributor: Dunja Karagic

In mid-2018, 100 per cent of NSW, Australia, was declared drought-affected. The price of feeding livestock is becoming unaffordable, rural neighbourhoods are shrinking and mental health concerns among farmers are soaring as the climate is becoming increasingly volatile. Sunburnt Country is a virtual reality documentary that explores the damaging impacts of a changing climate through the perspectives of three farmers in rural Australia.

For the complete viewing experience watch with a VR headset. In order for 360 play-back to work please use Google Chrome on a desktop or the YouTube app on a smart phone. For maximum video quality, adjust to 1080s50 or 1440s50 in the YouTube viewer.

Contributor biography

Dunja Karagic is a media and communications student at the University of Sydney. Contact her at Twitter: @dunjakaragic. Website:


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