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Sguardi Australiani Catalogue

Wildness
Code
a19
Director:
Scott Millwood
Release date: 2003
Synopsis:
Olegas Truchanas and Peter Dombrovskis were perhaps Australia’s greatest wilderness photographers. Their work became synonymous with campaigns to protect Tasmania’s natural heritage. They shared many... Read more
Us Mob
Code
a1
Director:
David Vadiveloo
Release date: 2004
Synopsis:
Us Mob was Australia’s first Indigenous children’s television series and the world’s first Indigenous children’s interactive web and film series stretching over seven episodes. Us Mob transports... Read more
Uncle Chatzkel
Code
a20
Director:
Rod Freeman
Release date: 1999
Synopsis:
Chatzkel Lemchen has lived through the Russian revolution, two world wars, the Holocaust, a communist regime and the transition of Lithuania from Soviet republic to an independent state. Much of his... Read more
Two Bob Mermaid
Code
a39
Director:
Darlene Johnson
Release date: 1996
Synopsis:
In the summer of 1957 a young koori girl ‘passes for white’ at the local swimming pool. A story about Aboriginal identity, transformation and change set in a period of cultural conflict and racial... Read more
Trespass
Code
a3
Director:
David Vadiveloo
Release date: 2002
Synopsis:
To be completed
Thomson of Arnhem land
Code
a18
Director:
John Moore
Release date: 2000
Synopsis:
In the 1930s tensions between the government and the Indigenous peoples of Australia's north were on a knife-edge. Donald Thomson, an anthropologist, volunteered to go to Arnhem Land to make... Read more
The Spag
Code
a25
Director:
Giorgio Mangiamele
Release date: 1961
Synopsis:
Three bodgies persecute an Italian paperboy because of his race/background with regular taunts, attacks and chasing. In a chase the boy is hit by a speeding van and dies on the kerbside. His papers... Read more
The Family Spirit
Code
a45
Director:
Teck Tan
Release date: 1993
Synopsis:
An old woman decides to ‘re-appear’ in order to save her son’s relationship. It is Chinese New Year and the celebrations continue despite the upheavel that is in course. What we see is a contemporary... Read more
The dreaming series 2
Code
a34
Director:
To be completed...
Release date: 1999
Synopsis:
An original cartoon series based on aboriginal mythology. Business and travel Ancestor Spirits of age I dream that created the trees, rocks, ponds, rivers, mountains and stars and animals, and who... Read more
The diplomat
Code
a17
Director:
Tom Zubrycki
Release date: 2000
Synopsis:
For 24 years East Timor's freedom fighter and Nobel Peace Prize winner José Ramos Horta campaigned to secure independence for his country, a Portuguese colony invaded by Indonesia in 1975. “The... Read more
The Brothers
Code
a24
Director:
Giorgio Mangiamele
Release date: 1958
Synopsis:
The older of two brothers steals money from his work place. His young brother, wanting to help him, follows a man through a desolate landscape intending to kill him to obtain the man's money.... Read more
Storm Boy
Code
a27
Director:
Henri Safran
Release date: 1976
Synopsis:
One of the examples of classic Australian films that had been made by 'people of diverse ancestry'. It shows the interaction of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. "The overlapping... Read more
Spaventapasseri
Code
a41
Director:
Luigi Acquisto
Release date: 1986
Synopsis:
It is the story of two Italian families sharing a house in Melbourne during the 1960s. One family has recently arrived from Italy, while the other is well established. The events are told from the... Read more
Slow food revolution
Code
a13
Director:
Carlo Buralli
Release date: 2003
Synopsis:
Speed - the obsession of the modern world - is determining what people should eat and how. Traditional foods are at risk of disappearing forever. An international eco-gastronomic movement known as... Read more
Sadness
Code
a15
Director:
Tony Ayres
Release date: 1999
Synopsis:
Award-winning photographer William Yang explores issues of grief, family and identity in this adaptation of his acclaimed stage performance, “Sadness”. Through this mesmerising, poetic montage of... Read more
Road
Code
a32
Director:
Catriona McKenzie
Release date: 2000
Synopsis:
Murray is on the road to disaster. His mate, Lance goes along for the ride. They try in vain to catch a cab. A fight with a cabby ensues. Burning rubber, hot pursuit. Cabs cruise like sharks in the... Read more
Rise
Code
a9
Director:
Emma Sleath
Release date: 1988
Synopsis:
Set against the colourless backdrop of a Melbourne Housing Commission Estate, "Rise" is a visual account of a largely unknown environment. As the camera moves through the building, a series... Read more
No Way to Forget
Code
a44
Director:
Richard Frankland
Release date: 1996
Synopsis:
Based on the filmmaker’s experiences as a Field Officer during the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.
Ninety-nine percent
Code
a26
Director:
Giorgio Mangiamele
Release date: 1963
Synopsis:
A dramatised account of a widower who goes in search of a wife to look after his school-boy son. The film draws on Italian stage farce, as well as the buffoonery of silent comedy. Human speech... Read more
Night Cries: a rural tragedy
Code
a5
Director:
Tracey Moffatt
Release date: 1990
Synopsis:
An experimental narrative focused centrally on the theme of mother-daughter relationships in the context of white-Aboriginal relations. The story of loneliness, also drawing upon the filmmaker's... Read more

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