Australian Screen

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Titles tagged with ‘multiculturalism’

28 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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The 7.30 Report - Orchestra Tunes In television program – 2005

This episode, from March 2005, is a representative sample of the program, giving a good idea of the range of subject material and the style of coverage.

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Australia Post – Recruitment sponsored film – 1989

It’s interesting to look at the Australia Post jobs on offer in the late 1980s and compare them to employment opportunities available today.

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Cedar Boys feature film – 2008

Three young Lebanese Australians get into deep water by stealing drugs from a dealer.

Colour Bars documentary – 1997

Director Mahmoud Yekta’s Colour Bars was nominated for Best Documentary at the 1997 Australian Film Institute Awards.

The Combination feature film – 2009

After serving a jail term a young Lebanese Australian man struggles to stop his wild younger brother from making the mistakes that he made.

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Darwin c1926 historical – c1926

This historical and cultural record of Darwin in the 1920s includes valuable footage of the city’s environment and its multicultural population.

Death in Brunswick feature film – 1990

An under-achieving Aussie cook falls for a young Greek waitress at a seedy Melbourne nightclub, but a dead body gets in their way.

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East West 101 – The Enemy Within television program – 2007

A simmering vision of western Sydney and consistently powerful performances define this cop-show take on the fault lines of a post 9/11 world.

Effie: Just Quietly – Make-Ups and Makeovers television program – 2001

Effie was a sitcom character before wandering out of fiction into documentary. Her comic persona allows a bluntness that 'serious’ interviewers might not get away with.

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Fast Forward – Series 4 Episode 3 television program – 1992

A sketch comedy show from the late 1980s and early ‘90s featuring some big names in Australian comedy.

The Finished People feature film – 2003

This ultra-low budget feature cuts between three stories of disadvantaged young people struggling to survive on the streets of Cabramatta.

The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia – Series 5 Episode 2 television program – 2004

Diving for trepang (sea cucumber) in the northernmost tip of Australia, the program finds fine produce and great cooks to create a showcase of Australian cuisines.

Footy Legends feature film – 2006

Anh Do, best known as a stand-up comedian, gives a heartbreakingly real performance as a man of limited education trying to keep his family together, and get back into the economic mainstream.

Footy The La Perouse Way documentary – 2006

Sydney’s La Perouse had an all-black football team in the 1930s but all nationalities were being welcomed by the 1950s.

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Heartbreak High – Series 1 Episode 1 television program – 1993

Edgy, fast-paced drama starring a young Alex Dimitriades and set in a multicultural urban high school.

Heartbreak High – Series 7 Episode 210 television program – 1998

Stolen goods, lawn bowls and a séance feature in this final episode of the groundbreaking 1990s teen drama.

The Hillmen: A Soccer Fable documentary – 1995

With Greek and Turkish communities moving out of the area, the Clifton Hill Soccer Club must recruit from a newer wave of Asian immigrants or face extinction.

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The Librarians – Series 1 Episode 1 television program – 2007

This situation comedy series is set in a fictitious ‘Interactive Learning Centre’, known more prosaically as the local library.

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My Mother India documentary – 2001

My Mother India provides an insight into the experience of the filmmaker’s mother as an Australian migrant married to a Sikh in India.

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No Worries feature film – 1993

Drought has a terrible social cost, as the 11-year-old girl who has to move from a sheep station to the city in this film, makes clear.

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Reunion documentary – 1998

A bio-documentary of filmmaker Lisa Wang revealing her growing awareness of her 'Chinese-ness’ in 1950s Australia.

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Some of Many: Germans in Australia documentary – 1983

An Australian-based German filmmaker traces the changing fortunes of German immigrants to Australia from the first fleet to the late 1980s.

The Sound of One Hand Clapping feature film – 1997

Sonja Buloh returns to Hobart 20 years after leaving her violent father, Bojan. Their reunion ignites painful memories of shattered family life.

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Temple on the Hill documentary – 1997

Social and cultural changes in an Indian community in NSW, where traditional arranged marriages are challenged by contemporary Australian influences.

They’re a Weird Mob feature film – 1966

An Italian sports journalist arrives in Australia to find his cousin’s new magazine for migrant Italians has folded. He soon gets a job as a builder’s labourer, learns to talk and drink like an Australian, and falls in love with an Australian girl.

Through the Centre sponsored film – 1940

The Indian camel trader and the Japanese pearl diver become part of the film’s projection of the exotic within the expansive space of the Australian outback.

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Union Street short film – 1990

An ordinary city street is revealed as a ‘street of many colours’.

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Winners – On Loan television program – 1985

This is a strong and very painful story as Lindy is forced to make a difficult choice between her natural father and her adoptive parents.