Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

Titles beginning with V

11 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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Vacant Possession feature film – 1994

Margot Nash’s ambitious feature debut has a strong political basis, but it’s ultimately a very personal story.

Vanish documentary – 1998

Ivan Sen’s Vanish explores the history of the Gamilaroi people being moved onto Toomelah Reserve.

Vegemite Cinema Advertisement: Sister Knows Best advertisement – c1948

As well as being a product that the whole family can enjoy, Vegemite was marketed as having economical benefit.

Victorian Police Radio Patrol sponsored film – c1931

This short dramatised scenario from 1931 demonstrates how wireless technology and morse radio clearly improve the ability of Victorian police to do their jobs.

Vietnam television program – 1988

This classic mini-series tells the epic story of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War through the history of a middle class family and features an award-winning performance from a young Nicole Kidman.

Visit of Deputy PM Forde to UN Conference home movie – 1945

Four days after arriving home from the conference, Prime Minister John Curtin died and Forde was sworn in for a brief term as prime minister.

A Visit to Ernest Hillier’s Factory sponsored film – c1926

This documentary details the delicate work and attention to detail required when producing handmade chocolates and sweets for Australian consumers.

Vivien Straford 1927–1937 home movie – 1927

The father of amateur filmmakers the Straford Brothers was an avid maker of home movies himself, despite losing an arm during the First World War.

A Voice for the Wilderness documentary – 1983

Jobs versus rainforest preservation – this 1983 documentary was part of a successful popular campaign to save the rainforest inland from Port Macquarie.

Voice of a Nation historical – c1918

Returned Australian soldiers from the First World War march through a city street alongside horse-drawn Red Cross ambulances.

Voss music – 1987

Voss is an opera about the fateful outback expeditions of Ludwig Leichhardt, as recreated by Patrick White in his iconic novel.