Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

All titles produced in 2003

49 titles

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The 7.30 Report – Pneumococcal Vaccine television program – 2003

Every parent’s nightmare: Ella was a healthy baby left profoundly disabled after she survived pneumococcal meningitis.

The 7.30 Report – Tobacco Litigation television program – 2003

St Vincent Welch, head of the Tobacco Institute of Australia, reveals the policy of 'document retention’ – or destroying findings linking smoking to lung cancer.

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Alexandra’s Project feature film – 2003

If Steve is an average Australian male, his insensitive treatment of his wife is by implication a serious indictment of not only him, but Australian men in general.

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Beyond Sorry documentary – 2003

The filmmakers get to the heart of the consequence of child removal, yet tell a story that is painfully humane, and never compromising the humanity and beauty of its subjects.

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Catalyst – Genius of Junk television program – 2003

A compelling story of science that presents one of the most important moral questions of our time – should scientists be able to lock up research for personal gain?

Catalyst – Nature, Nurture television program – 2003

Reporter Dr Jonica Newby bravely puts herself forward to discover whether she has a predisposition to depression.

A Cold Summer feature film – 2003

Three damaged individuals struggle to deal with pain and grief in different ways as their lives become entangled.

Compass – Changi Days, POW Poets television program – 2003

Jim Connor was a POW who survived the Second World War but wondered whether he could survive the peace.

Compass – Quakers: Seeking the Light Within television program – 2003

Pacifism has always been a central tenet of the Religious Society of Friends. For Quakers, God is within each and every person.

Compass – Tomorrow’s Islam television program – 2003

In a world where Muslims are increasingly depicted as fanatics and fundamentalists, Faiz Khan, born and raised in the USA, speaks out.

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Dimpel, Konrad: Burned Out Fields Around My Walking Ways home movie – 2003

This home movie by Canberra resident Konrad Dimpel documents the bushfires that swept through the ACT in January 2003 and their destructive aftermath.

The Dream and the Dreaming documentary – 2003

When Lutheran missionaries arrived in Central Australia, the strength of the existing culture made it challenging to make converts.

Dynasties – The Rose Family television program – 2003

Leading Collingwood AFL player Bob Rose combined the will to win with a great humility, qualities rarely found today in our top sportspeople.

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Fashionista – Alex Perry television program – 2003

Alex Perry runs through the A-Z of designing a wedding dress for the big day, negotiating the demands of the bride, her mother and the bridesmaids.

Fashionista – John Macarthur television program – 2003

John, from the Macarthur dynasty, pioneers of Australia’s wool industry, produces knitted high fashion garments that include singlets, shorts and even bikinis.

Fashionista – Mambo television program – 2003

Robert Moore’s boyhood interests– including cars and rock 'n’ roll – continue to inspire his artwork for iconic surfwear company Mambo.

Fashionista – Naomi Goodsir television program – 2003

Naomi Goodsir is a milliner. Lucky there’s always a race day somewhere, otherwise she’d be out of a job.

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.

Four Corners – American Dreamers television program – 2003

As the world waits for the inevitable invasion of Iraq, Four Corners offers a compelling picture of the power of the Neo-cons to influence George W Bush.

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Gettin’ Square feature film – 2003

David Wenham’s performance as a hopeless junkie, especially when he bamboozles everyone in court, is a comic tour-de-force.

A Girl, a Horse, a Dream documentary – 2003

This documentary follows the top Australian female jockey for a year to see if men and women can compete equally in horseracing.

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Harvie Krumpet short film – 2003

Adam Elliot combines darkness and humour, tragedy and triumph, Alzheimer’s and living life to the full, so that we may learn more about what it means to be human.

The Healing of Bali documentary – 2003

This documentary explores the Balinese response to the terrorist bombings in Kuta on 12 October 2002.

Helen’s War: Portrait of a Dissident documentary – 2003

Filmmaker Anna Brionowski follows her aunt, anti-nuclear activist Dr Helen Caldicott, for a year to capture the feelings of frustration and urgency of a 30-year campaign.

Hello short film – 2003

In this beautifully realised short film, animated characters communicate using music and recorded sound.

Hoota and Snoz – Series 3 Episode 13 television program – 2003

Snoz and Hoota are squabbling rivals in this 3D computer-generated animated series. In this episode, Snoz finds a mini Hoota included with the breakfast cereal.

Hoota and Snoz – Series 3 Episode 3 television program – 2003

Squabbling duo Hoota and Snoz star in the first 3D computer-generated animated series produced in Australia.

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If Only – Series 1 Episode 10 television program – 2003

If only’ stories of missed opportunities including Roxy, 'the baddest child in Australia’, now clear-sighted enough to describe the madness she has been through.

If Only – Series 1 Episode 3 television program – 2003

More 'if only’ stories, including a young single mother who found and then lost her birth mother and a woman who suffered at the hands of the school bully.

If Only – Series 1 Episode 5 television program – 2003

Vignettes of lost opportunity, including a man with cloudy vision, a musician convinced she would never play again and a ward of the state missing her mother’s love.

It’s Like That short film – 2003

A haunting animated documentary depicting the sadness of refugee children held in captivity in Australia.

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Japanese Story feature film – 2003

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

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Love Tricycle short film – 2003

Love Tricycle is like Grease with bicycles instead of people, complete with a high school, a love affair and a showdown between rivals on the racetrack.

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The Man Who Stole My Mother’s Face documentary – 2003

In 1989 Laura Henkel was raped. Thirteen years later her daughter, director Cathy Henkel, tries to get the case re-opened.

Message Stick – Arafura Pearl television program – 2003

This is a snapshot of the Mills family, a respected family in the Darwin area. Kathleen is an Indigenous Elder, mother of eight, musician and singer.

Message Stick – Child Artists of Carrolup television program – 2003

This episode provides another perspective on the child removal policies and how the government of the day had specific designs on how half-caste children would occupy a place in society.

Message Stick – Macumba: Outside Looking In television program – 2003

Macumba tells the story of Australia’s first Aboriginal radio station, the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA).

Message Stick – Wathaurong Glass television program – 2003

Wathaurong Glass is an initiative that not only creates a new way of expressing Aboriginal art, but also provides a service to the community from which it comes.

Molly and Mobarak documentary – 2003

The emotional journey of a young Hazara refugee from Afghanistan who struggles to adjust to life in regional NSW.

Mum’s the Word – Episode 16 television program – 2003

A group of women, including Federal MP Jackie Kelly and a young single mother, talk about how they feel pressured by their children to buy, buy, buy.

Mum’s the Word – Episode 9 television program – 2003

The women selected for this discussion are chosen for their entertaining stories about parenting rather than representing the range of parenting issues in the community.

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Ned Kelly feature film – 2003

Heath Ledger stars as Australia’s most famous outlaw.

Not In Front of the Kids documentary – 2003

Here is a challenge to common misconceptions about sexuality, relationships and the social and physical needs of people aged over sixty.

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Queen of Hearts short feature – 2003

Framed by Indigenous relationships to place, Queen of Hearts offers the audience the chance to see the land through the eyes of people to whom the land is of great significance.

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The Rage in Placid Lake feature film – 2003

The Rage in Placid Lake is a comic drama, tinged with the absurd, and musician-turned-actor Ben Lee plays the title character with the required amount of chutzpah.

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Snobs – Episode 8 television program – 2003

This is a typical example of a Snobs self-contained episode as Abby and Marian and the oh-so-clever dog, Snobs, get mixed up in yet another escapade.

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Time Bomb documentary – 2003

A time bomb’ is how Frank Djara, a diabetic and the first male health worker in Areyonga, refers to living with diabetes.

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Ward 13 short film – 2003

This animated short is about the nightmare thrills and spills of a hospital patient.

Wicked Science – Episode 1, The Gift television program – 2003

The spectacular dinosaur scenes and the transformation from nerd to villainous ice queen make this a not-to-be-missed episode.