Australian Screen

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Titles tagged with ‘Western Australia’

29 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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Against the Grain: More Meat than Wheat feature film – 1980

A terrorist visits his family in Western Australia after detonating a bomb in Sydney on Anzac Day.

B

Bigger than Texas documentary – 1992

WA’s need for a hero and corporate excess created Alan Bond, who features heavily in this quite personal documentary.

Bit of Black Business – Done Dirt Cheap short film – 2007

A tourist overhears two miners talking with Amos, a gold prospector. He buys a nugget from Amos that’s worth a lot less than he bargained for.

Bit of Black Business – The Turtle short film – 2007

Jason’s mother sends him to a small coastal town to keep him out of trouble. But it takes a turtle hunt with his grandfather to bring Jason out of his shell.

C

Chez les Sauvages Australiens historical – 1917

An engaging and respectful insight into Aboriginal people’s culture and their interaction with the filmmaking process, made in 1917.

D

Deadly Yarns 2 – Adrift short film – 2006

In this short film a boy responds to the healing power of the natural environment, Aboriginal cultural practices and family.

Deadly Yarns 2 – Frankie’s Story short film – 2006

A young boy excluded from a school trip to the fire station brings the fire trucks to him.

Deadly Yarns – Don’t Say Sorry short film – 2004

In this short documentary Christine Jacobs describes how she overcame the pain of being a child of the stolen generations.

Deadly Yarns – Ganggu Mama short film – 2004

In this short film, Ganggu Mama guides his nephew towards his culture and out of trouble.

Deadly Yarns – Sugar Bag short film – 2004

A story of love and endurance about an Aboriginal child fathered by a white man and hunted down by police troopers.

Dig A Million, Make A Million television program – 1968

Lang Hancock, nicknamed ‘the flying prospector’ for aerial prospecting with his naked eye, and Peter Wright find Australia’s richest iron ore deposit.

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First Australians – Episode 5, Unhealthy Government Experiment documentary – 2008

This episode explores the lives of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal stockman, and Gladys Gillian, an institutionalised half-caste.

A Fortunate Life television program – 1985

While most viewers will be aware of a strong note of irony underlying the story, there is no doubt that in the final analysis it is one of hope, endurance and faith in humanity.

Fran feature film – 1985

A vivacious young mother is married to a violent man. Her desperate need for love leads her to some tragically inappropriate choices.

G

The Golden West documentary – 1940

This film was made by William George Alma, a member of the Victorian Amateur Cine Society who was predominantly a magician and collector of material about magic.

I

In the Wild with Harry Butler – Lake Argyle television program – 1976

Harry Butler CBE, naturalist and environmentalist, explains how man-made Lake Argyle has changed the ecology of the Kimberley region forever.

J

Japanese Story feature film – 2003

An unexpected plot development in the middle of Japanese Story left audiences stunned and disbelieving — and occasionally hostile.

K

Kimberley Cops documentary – 2001

Stories of rogue crocodiles, tipped cattle trucks and search-and-rescue operations for lost tourists emphasise the dangers and harsh realities of life in the outback.

The Kinema News Reel newsreel – 1932

This newsreel offers a glimpse of the English cricket team that went on to play the famous 'Bodyline’ series against Australia later in the 1932-33 season.

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Lockie Leonard – The Human Torpedo television program – 2006

Based on Tim Winton’s novels, this series follows ‘surf rat’ Lockie Leonard who is starting high school in a new town on the WA coast.

M

Mad Bastards feature film – 2011

TJ returns to the Kimberley region of Western Australia to try and reconnect with his teenage son.

N

National Treasures – HMAS Sydney’s Carley Float documentary – 2004

A tiny, war-ravaged liferaft’s link to the worst naval disaster in Australia’s history.

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Peach’s Explorers – East to West television program – 1984

Bill Peach loves Australian history and tells us explorers’ stories by using their words, cleverly recreated from diaries and notebooks, and journeying through the same arid interior.

S

Secret Fleets documentary – 1995

Early in the Second World War plans were made to fight the Japanese enemy on Australian soil. Americans submariners were given a warm welcome.

September feature film – 2007

September is an engrossing film about the economic co-dependency between blacks and whites, made intensely dramatic and personal through the story of a friendship.

Stone Bros. feature film – 2009

A fun-loving road movie about two cousins who travel home to Kalgoorlie from Perth to fulfil an obligation they’d made to their uncle.

Street Scenes in Perth, Western Australia historical – 1907

Leonard Corrick recorded actuality-style footage in places where the Corricks were currently performing.

T

Thar She Blows documentary – c1931

A short documentary about a whale hunt, including the dissection of the carcass and the conversion of blubber to oil.

W

The Wreck of the Batavia documentary – 1973

An early film by Bruce Beresford traces the story of the Dutch ship Batavia, wrecked on a coral reef off the coast of Western Australia in 1629.