A loophole in a government agency allowed this film to receive thousands of dollars in public funding.
An Australian film produced by a creationist organisation has received over $90,000 of taxpayer funding, The Australian reports.
Darwin: The Voyage That Shook the World aims to “influence the mainstream” to “think again”, according to the producers Creationist Ministries International.
“We trust that for years to come, as Christians use the DVD to show to their acquaintances, very large numbers of people will rethink and re-examine their various philosophies, and that many will come to know the truth that sets them free in Jesus Christ,” the organisation’s website explains.
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The group question the theory of evolution developed by Charles Darwin — preferring that man and the earth were created by God.
Screen Australia, a government agency supporting local film, is legally obliged to offer rebates to producers of all Australian feature films, regardless of its content.