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Film Australia Pty Limited

Overview
Works: 199 works in 259 publications in 2 languages and 2,364 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Case studies  Military history  Humor  Guidebooks  Biography  Popular works  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 338.95
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Most widely held works about Film Australia Pty Limited
 
Most widely held works by Film Australia Pty Limited
Voyage of the Courtesans ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 192 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
Troubled minds lithium revolution ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 131 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
The valley between ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and Australian languages and held by 97 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
Singapore ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 90 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 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 89 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
South Korea ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 89 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
Hong Kong ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 81 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
The Diplomat Jose Ramos Horta and East Timor's fight for independence ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 81 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. (58 minutes)
Colour of war the ANZACs ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 70 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
Selling Australia ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 61 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
Malaysia ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Politicians are striving to industrialize Malaysia by the year 2020, while simultaneously working to keep the country's divisions, primarily between the wealthy Chinese and native Malays from tearing it apart
Indonesia ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To achieve economic success Indonesia is not just relying on cheap labor, but is developing its science and technology. The wealth of the island is still in the hands of very few, primarily Indonesians of Chinese Descent, while the Muslim Pribumis who provide the manpower represent a gap of disparity that threatens to trigger ethnic conflict
The Great wildlife heist ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program investigates the problems faced by U.S. officials and others in cracking down on illegal trafficking in exotic birds
Troubled minds the lithium revolution ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1940s, an Australian doctor discovered an astonishing treatment for what was then known as manic depression. Lithium changed the way the medical establishment thought about mental illness and neuroscience and initiated the era of psychopharmacology
Plagued ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pt. I investigates, through various case studies, how epidemics break out, and also covers environmental ailments such as carpal tunnel syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, and heart disease. Pt. II concentrates on bubonic plague (Black Death) and cholera, giving an historical account of the spread of these diseases as man explored his world. Pt. III explores the relationship between the immune system and history. Pt. IV shows the interaction between the epidemics of HIV and syphilis, fostered by drug use and prostitution
The Toothbrush Family ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 episodes of the Australian TV series
The Australian war experience ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of five programmes provides an authentic account of the experiences of Australia's military forces in World War I and II. It features actual footage of the army, navy and air force in action
In search of a future ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at the Surkheda family, who still live as a feudal rural community. The current patriarch is now aging, and some of the women and other members are questioning the validity of traditional roles based on caste and gender
Gorgeous starring Hermoine the modern girl ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Undermined by her evil inner voice, Hermoine the modern girl tries exercise, plastic surgery, beauty therapy and bulimia to look gorgeous for a job interview. Eventually, she rebels against her inner voice and her obsession with beauty
A life in two days ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles Elena Turina and Vladimir Turin who are a physically disabled couple in post-communist Russia and how they set up a business employing only disabled people. The film describes how they have adapted in the transition from communism and the role of the family in Russia
 
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