Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

All titles produced in 2000

40 titles

A

Always a Visitor documentary – 2000

The Turkish-Australian Muslim Kuranda Seyit remembers what it was like to be a migrant at school, caught between two cultures.

B

The Battleships documentary – 2000

Included is a dramatic recreation of Japan’s 1941 attack on Pearl Harbour, which brought the US into the Second World War.

The Beach documentary – 2000

A documentary about Australians’ love affair with the beach.

The Big House short film – 2000

In this short film, director Rachel Ward takes a relationship between two men in prison into surprising territory.

Business Behind Bars documentary – 2000

This film claims that 50 per cent of Australian prisoners are kept in private prisons, the biggest proportion of any nation.

C

Chequerboard Revisited – Episode 3: I Reckon I’m an Average Australian television program – 2000

Kevin and Margaret, filmed three times over a 30-year period, show how attitudes towards marriage have changed in Australia between the 1960s and 2000.

Chequerboard Revisited – Episode 5: You Can’t Have A Child That’s Ugly television program – 2000

In 1969, Chequerboard made a program about child performers. Thirty-one years later, Max and Grant agreed to be filmed for Chequerboard Revisited.

Chequerboard Revisited – Episode 6: That One Piece of Paper television program – 2000

In 2000 Pat and Ken have turned out very differently from their promise in the 1972 program in which the two boys, from Liverpool Boys’ High School, were featured.

Chopper feature film – 2000

The killer who feels no remorse is a movie cliché, but Chopper is about a killer whose remorse is as strong as his desire to wound.

Compass – Paws For Thought television program – 2000

Traditional Christianity taught that humans are superior to animals. Science is rapidly changing that perception. Why is non-human life important?

Confessions of a Headhunter short film – 2000

Based on a short story by Archie Weller, this short drama speaks about the conflict between the Indigenous people of the Perth area and colonial culture.

Cybergirl – Series 1 Episode 1 television program – 2000

Cybergirl crashes to earth. Pursued by evil replicant bounty hunters, she takes refuge with Jackson and his father Hugh.

D

Delivery Day short film – 2000

A girl is caught between competing demands of family and school. Uncle Le needs help in his garment shop but it’s parent-teacher night.

Doggie Day Afternoon television program – 2000

This program about pampered pets and their exotic owners includes a doggie hotel, beauty parlour, cemetery and 'Dogue’ – the fashion house for dogs.

The Dream – Days 9 and 15 television program – 2000

A lighthearted live show by Roy Slaven and HG Nelson on the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

E

Episodes in Disbelief short film – 2000

This short animation is a reflection on childhood loss as the narrator attempts to come to terms with the death of her father.

Eugénie Sandler PI – Episode Two television program – 2000

A teen spy thriller directed by Ana Kokkinos satirising detective, film noir, and spy film genres in the mysterious story of Private Investigator Eugénie Sandler.

An Evergreen Island documentary – 2000

Arson and sabotage were eventually used to stop the shocking environmental degradation being caused by copper mining in Bougainville.

F

Four Corners – Fixing Cricket television program – 2000

A Walkley Award-winning documentary by Liz Jackson at the height of the match-fixing controversy, exposing why it had escaped official investigation for so long.

G

The Goddess of 1967 feature film – 2000

The Goddess of 1967 is a love story that’s made more powerful by its ambiguity and its lack of conventional storytelling.

Good Girls Do Swallow documentary – 2000

Dumb Idiotic Eating Trauma – Rachael Oakes-Ash takes a witty look at widespread dieting and its sometimes deadly consequences.

H

Harry’s War short film – 2000

Richard Frankland, writer and director of the short drama Harry’s War, is from the third generation of Indigenous men to have served in the Australian army.

Horace and Tina – Settling In television program – 2000

This program is an unusual combination of live action and animatronic puppets with Jasmine Ellis, the actor playing Lauren, the animation model for Angela Anaconda.

I

Innocence feature film – 2000

Innocence depicts an adulterous romance with a difference – the lovers are retirees, rekindling the flames of their intense youthful relationship.

In the Mind of the Architect – Episode One: Keeping the Faith television program – 2000

How many of us would be prepared to change in a cupboard each day rather than compromise the architect’s vision? A showcase of contemporary architecture.

L

Last Mail from Birdsville: The Story of Tom Kruse documentary – 2000

As a result of the 1954 film Back of Beyond, Tom Kruse and the historic last mail run drew considerable media attention and inspired the making of this film.

The Long Yard short film – 2000

In this animated short film, an ex-soldier has an encounter with death.

M

The Mad Century short film – 2000

All you ever wanted to know about the 20th century according to cartoonist Bruce Petty.

Minymaku Way: There’s Only One Women’s Council documentary – 2000

Minymaku Way challenges views of Aboriginal community dependence on outside bureaucracy.

My Mother My Son short film – 2000

The pain experienced by three generations of a family as the cycle of separation of mother from child repeats itself.

P

Painting Country documentary – 2000

Indigenous paintings are maps of the artists’ country. They trace the land’s topography, but also contain personal history, mythology and Dreaming tracks.

Paying For the Past documentary – 2000

The world’s largest class action seeks compensation from German industries that benefited from the forced labour of concentration camp inmates.

R

Road short film – 2000

A film that emphasises the strangeness of the city, where a black fella has a hard time getting a cab, and more often than not, anything can happen.

S

Stolen Generations documentary – 2000

Describes the destruction of the familial, cultural and social fabric of Indigenous communities following the removal of children form Indigenous families.

T

Teddy Briscoe documentary – 2000

Indigenous stockman Teddy Briscoe, now an old man, tells his story, sharing the historical importance of men like him to the Australian cattle industry.

Tombstone Unveiling documentary – 2000

In Torres Strait Islander culture, unveiling the tombstone of the deceased a year after death marks the end of the mourning period.

W

A Walk with Words: The Poetry of Romaine Moreton short film – 2000

This short biographical film showcases the life and poetry of performance artist Romaine Moreton and her struggles to gain freedom.

Wamsley’s War documentary – 2000

Wamsley’s controversial hat made of feral cat skins was instrumental in his campaign to make it legal for operators of wildlife sanctuaries to destroy cats.

Willigan’s Fitzroy documentary – 2000

In the film’s introduction we hear the director talking with Willigan as they drive through the country in a four-wheel drive vehicle, setting up a style Thornton uses throughout the film.

Y

Yolngu Boy feature film – 2000

An entirely untrained Indigenous cast are featured in Yolngu Boy, which aimed to communicate with a wide youth audience.