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Film Australia

Works: 2,025 works in 3,710 publications in 2 languages and 12,544 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Case studies  Drama  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 915.125
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Troubled minds : the lithium revolution( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1940s, an Australian doctor discovered an astonishing treatment for what was then known as manic depression. At a time when electric shock, lobotomy, and Freudian psychotherapy were the only approaches to treating the disorder, lithium changed the way the medical establishment thought about mental illness and neuroscience and initiated the era of psychopharmacology. This program tells the story of the lithium revolution, from John Cade's research and historical breakthrough to its acceptance-despite decades of resistance by pharmaceutical companies and a ban due to deaths from the drug's toxic effects-as the standard treatment for what is now called bipolar disorder
Selling Australia( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly two decades after Paul Hogan first put that "extra shrimp on the barbie," he is still on camera selling Australia to tourists and Aussies alike. Focusing on the phenomenally successful "Brand Australia" campaign, this program questions whether travelers' expectations should be allowed to drive a country's image-especially when that image relies on simplistic, nostalgia-laden stereotypes. Interviews with Paul Hogan, the Australian Tourist Commission's John Morse, and others, as well as footage of vacationers living out their vision of the land down under, provide telling insights into the relationship between marketing, tourism, and national identity in the first country to ever promote itself as a brand
The Diplomat : Jose Ramos Horta and East Timor's fight for independence( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For 24 years, Jose Ramos Horta, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, campaigned to secure independence for East Timor, a Portuguese colony invaded by Indonesia in 1975. This program takes up Ramos Horta's story in the final dramatic stages of his journey, including the fall of President Suharto, the referendum to determine East Timor's future, the overwhelming vote for independence, the carnage that ensued, the intervention of UN peacekeepers, and Ramos Horta's triumphant return to his beloved homeland. An in-depth interview with Ramos Horta, a detailed examination of the independence movement, and extensive war footage enhance this comprehensive retrospective
Voyage of the Courtesans( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the spring of 1789, a ship left port in London bound for the Botany Bay penal colony in Australia. The ship carried precious cargo - women, sent to keep the desperate male colonists from engaging in what their governor called 'gross irregularities.' But these women were hardly quiet homemakers - they were a hardy raucous lot rounded up from London's notorious Newgate prison and other jails around the country, and they did not submit quietly to their forced voyage and the rough life they knew was ahead. Once aboard the Lady Juliana, these destitute convicts -- thieves, prostitutes and con artists -- turned their banishment into opportunity, setting up a business before they arrived in Botany Bay. As they traveled from port to port en route to Australia, many offered themselves to sailors from other ships. With liquor flowing and bodices bursting, they took control of their destinies, and eventually arrived in Australia, healthy and ready to take on the new world. Voyage of the Courtesans brings to light the true story of the voyage of Lady Juliana. The film will delve into the history with the help of these ladies modern-day descendents. The audience will follow as these women uncover their pasts, unearthing the truth about their spirited ancestors, and comparing themselves to the women of the Lady Juliana, who managed to play the tough cards they were dealt into an unexpected winning hand"--Cover
Mabo : Life of an Island Man by Trevor Graham( Visual )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the life of Eddie Koiki Mabo and his struggles to get his rights to his traditional land on Murray Island in the Torres Strait recognized. His family, including his wife Bonita and son Eddie Jr., as well as influential friends such as Noel Loos and Henry Reynolds
Colour of war : the ANZACs by Paul Rudd( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time, only original colour footage is used to paint a vividly detailed picture of the closely allied nations of Australia and New Zealand, from the build up to World War Two to the end of the Vietnam Conflict. In three parts, newly discovered films, home movies and compelling first-hand accounts allow viewers a very personal connection to the war experience, both on the battlefield and on the homefront
The valley between( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and Australian languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a Bruno Gunther, a feisty 14-year-old immigrant growing up in a small farming community in South Australia in the 1930s
Bush mechanics : the series by David Batty( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Off-beat, humourous series which provides anecdotes of life in the bush, and sheds light on Warlpiri life, from gathering bush tucker and living in a humpy, to football and rock an roll. In each episode, the five bush mechanics from the remote community of Yuendumu are presented with a new set of challenges - catching a car thief, getting a nephew out of jail, racing to an outback rock concert, and travelling thousands of miles to gather pearl shells for a rainmaking ceremony
Life at 1( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do you give a child the best chance in life? Life at 1 is the first instalment in a landmark series that aims to unlock the secrets of child development by following 11 babies and their families for seven years. We witness the factors that impact their lives, watch the interplay of nature and nurture, and talk to experts to find out what limits children's growth and wellbeing and what makes them thrive. The series is based on the first ever longitudinal study of Australian children being undertaken by the Institute of Family Studies. Series is ongoing
Dreamings : The Art of Aboriginal Australia by Eleanor Clymer( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the imagery of Aboriginal art and its role in Aboriginal belief systems which have spiritural connections to the land, ancestry, animals and plants. Traditional artists at work explain the significance of dream paintings. Suggested audience: Senior secondary, tertiary, special groups
Where the Forest Meets the Sea by Jeannie Baker( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a camping trip in an ancient Australian coastal rainforest with his father, a young boy thinks about the history of the plant and animal life around him and wonders about their future. An animated film using a unique relief collage artform. Suggested audience: junior, primary
South Korea( Visual )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the dissatisfaction with South Korea's economic miracle, which was brought about by low wages, political dictatorship, martial law, and giant industrial conglomerates that dominate the country's economy. Looks at the challenges faced by the people as they grapple with the impending transition to a technology-based economy
Singapore-- a success story by Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the economic vitality and outlook of Singapore and shows how the government keeps the people focused on the goal of becoming a regional center in the global economy by influencing all espects of their lives. Also shows government efforts at keeping Singapore's multi-racial society unified
Taiwan / Faces of Change collection by Simon Reeve( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines Taiwan's economic success and the political changes since the lifting of martial law. Asks whether the economic miracle can be sustained amidst the turmoil of political democratization
Pipe dreams( Visual )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bridge is the definitive story of the building of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the vision of those who made it happen, despite their personal conflicts and political intrigues. Pipe Dreams is the epic historical story of the 19th century construction of the longest water pipeline in the world - the Perth to Coolgardie Water Scheme. A Wire Through the Heart brings to life the epic story of constructing Australia's overland telegraph. The two central characters are dramatically recreated, explorer John McDougall Stuart and scientist Charles Todd, and the film documents their extraordinary tales of adventure and engineering struggle. -- ABV-TV website
Hong Kong by George Brugmans( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines, through the lives of several citizens, the factors that make Hong Kong an economic power and illustrates a common anxiety about an uncertain future when China takes control in 1997
Back Of Beyond( Visual )

5 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reconstruction of life on the Birdsville Track, "which joins Marree in South Australia to Birdsville in Queensland. Every fortnight a carrier called [Tom] Kruse set out for Birdsville with supplies and mail for half a dozen cattle stations lying along the Track. The Back of Beyond follows Kruse on a typical trip and leaves him at various points along the route to tell stories associated with the areas through which he passes."--DVD jacket
The Story of Rosy Dock( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An animated film about a woman who goes to live in the Australian desert and tries to establish a garden, ignoring the natural beauty around her and endangering the environment
Australia's national collections by Clem J Lloyd( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film reveals the many lives of flamboyant design pioneer, Florence Broadhurst. Born in outback Australia in 1899, Florence was a singer and dancer in Shanghai in the 20s and ran her own fashion boutique in London in the 30s before sweeping into Sydney society as a painter and charity queen. But it was in her last incarnation that she really made her mark, shaking up conservative Australia with her bold, exotic wallpaper designs. Now, with her prints in huge demand internationally, the times have finally caught up with this glamorous, complicated, unconventional woman, whose brutal murder in 1977 has never been solved
Rats in the Ranks( Visual )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Politics is a bruising business. The best policies in the world mean nothing unless you've got the numbers. This film takes a behind-locked-doors look at how politicians get the numbers. Every September Sydney's Leichhardt Council elects its mayor. Incumbent Larry Hand was popular with the citizenry but they don't vote for mayor, the 12 councillors do - and after three years of Larry, some of them are after his job. Filmmakers Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson gained extraordinary access to the councillors during the struggle for the mayoralty. Arms are twisted, favours called in, people are doublecrossed, damaging stories leaked to the media and deals are done. But right up to the vote, no one knows if the numbers will stick. It's a gripping real-life drama with a white knuckle climax - a fascinating portrait of how politics really works, captured by two of Australia's most distinguished filmmakers." --Kanopy website
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