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Film Australia

Works: 2,293 works in 3,679 publications in 1 language and 12,682 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Case studies  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Folklore 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 338.95
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Troubled minds : lithium revolution( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 311 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 )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 274 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 )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 237 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 187 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 )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 167 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 provide their memories of Eddie Mabo and insights into the forces that drove him to seek achieve justice from Australian governments
Bush mechanics : the series by David Batty( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 123 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
Colour of war : the ANZACs by Paul Rudd( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 96 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
South Korea( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 91 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
Life at 1( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 87 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 83 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
Singapore( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 80 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 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 75 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 73 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 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reconstruction of life on the Birdsville Track following the daily work of Tom Kruse, an outback representative of the Royal Mail. Presents a tightly structured, romantic view of outback life
Australia's national collections by Clem J Lloyd( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 70 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 )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every September Sydney's Leichhardt Council elects a new mayor. Filmmakers Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson gained access to the incumbent, Larry Hand, and the other councillors during the 1994 struggle for the mayoralty to produce this portrait of how politics really works. Arms are twisted, favours called in, people are doublecrossed, damaging stories are leaked to the media and deals are done, in an attempt to ensure the numbers will stick when it comes to the crucial vote
Where the Forest Meets the Sea by Jeannie Baker( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 66 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. Using relief collage animation, artist Jeannie Baker has created a beautiful short film depicting the wilderness area between the Daintree River and Bloomfield in North Queensland, as seen through the eyes of a child who wanders through coastal rainforest
History of Australian cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the history of Australian cinema from 1896 to 1940. [Part 1] 1896-1920: The pictures that moved. Featuring the Kelly Gang. This moves through news reels, ethnographic and actuality films to the 1920 features 'Robbery under arms' and 'The sentimental bloke'. [Part 2] 1920-1930: The passionate industry. A decade of feverish activity in the film industry in Australia when over 100 feature films were made. Fewer than 30 survive today. Features 'Dad and Dave'. [Part 3] 1930-1940: Now you're talking. The emergence of screen-acting talents like Errol Flynn and Peter Finch, and Charles Chauvel made 'Forty thousand horsemen'. Features Roy Rene - 'Mo."
Federation : a three-part journey to nationhood( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Land looks at the period 1889-1891 and tracks the first attempts at federation. The People covers 1891-1897 dealing with the revival of the federation movement after the 1890s Depression. The Nation covers the 1897 Premiers' Conference and the 1898 Constitutional Convention
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