"For eleven months of the year the Franklin is nothing more than a brown ditch,
leech ridden, unattractive to the majority of people.
You've got to be superbly fit or mentally ill to go rafting down there....."
Robin Gray, Former Premier of Tasmania.
“The Ditch” follows Paul Pritchard who has an acquired brain injury from a climbing accident and a group of friends as they raft the Franklin River on the remote west coast of Tasmania. Paul has hemiplegia, a condition that has robbed him of feeling and movement in his right side. But as this film will show it hasn’t rob him of his spirit of adventure. Not even the leeches can take that.