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Titles tagged with ‘Vietnam War’

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1960s

The Mavis Bramston Show – Series 2 Episode 1 television program – 1965

Although Mavis Bramston’s topical satire is no longer current, it is still sharp.

ALP: Federal Election 1966 advertisement – 1966

These Australian Labor Party television advertisements are for the 1966 federal election and broach issues ranging from education and health care to resource development, conscription and the Vietnam War.

Australian Visit television program – 1967

Anti-Vietnam War demonstrations were timed to coincide with the five-day visit of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam and his wife in 1967.

Terrain Study of Phuoc Tuy Province South Vietnam sponsored film – 1967

Many of the places named in this formerly restricted army training film have become pilgrimage tour destinations for veterans of the Vietnam War.

You Can’t See ‘Round Corners feature film – 1969

This film, shot at Kapooka camp, contains one of the only depictions in Australian cinema of soldiers training for Vietnam.

1970s

Nott, D: A Trip With the RAAF home movie – c1970

The footage of this May, 1969 trip includes aerial shots of the landscape, airfields, and members of the Works Committee visiting villages.

Or Forever Hold Your Peace documentary – 1970

This compilation was made by 132 filmmakers, including some of the best known directors and producers of the time.

Frontline documentary – 1979

Combat cameraman and correspondent, Neil Davis worked at the extreme front-line, capturing memorable images of the Vietnam war, taken under fire.

The Odd Angry Shot feature film – 1979

Australia’s role in Vietnam was still a raw issue when this film emerged and some criticised it for not condemning that involvement.

1980s

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.

Public Enemy Number One documentary – 1981

Public Enemy Number One gives insight into journalist Wilfred Burchett’s motives in covering wars from the enemy’s point of view.

Allies documentary – 1983

When Gough Whitlam lead the Australian Labor Party to election victory in 1972, it altered Australia’s relationship with the US.

The Harold Holt Mystery documentary – 1985

On 17 December 1967 Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared while swimming at Cheviot Beach, Victoria. This docudrama reconstructs Holt’s last days and examines controversial theories surrounding his death.

A Street to Die feature film – 1985

A Vietnam veteran and his wife fight for legal recognition of the damage done to him by the defoliant Agent Orange.

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.

1990s

Brides of Christ television program – 1991

Brides of Christ take a vow to forsake the secular world and live according to God’s will. An Australian television landmark, recapturing the great changes of the ’60s.

Super 8 Soldiers documentary – 1991

A group of Australian conscripts took 8mm cameras with them to Vietnam. Super 8 Soldiers intercuts their footage with interviews with the men and their families in the early 1990s.

Stone Forever documentary – 1999

Over 30,000 bikers turned up in 1998 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Stone and recreate the funeral scene.

2000s

Dirty Deeds feature film – 2002

A photograph from the 1960s of a prominent Sydney criminal pig-shooting with two American mafiosi helped inspire this drama.

National Treasures – Cuc Lam’s Suitcase documentary – 2004

Vietnamese refugee Cuc Lam talks about how this small red vinyl bag was a symbol of a new beginning in a new country.

Bomb Harvest documentary – 2007

This documentary follows an Australian bomb disposal specialist training a team in Laos to clear bombs left from the ‘secret war’ the US waged at the time of the Vietnam War.