Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

Titles tagged with ‘belonging’

19 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

A

Australia feature film – 2008

Three outsiders – an aristocrat, a stockman and a vulnerable child – are set against the malevolent forces of greedy neighbours, a world war and assimilationist policy.

B

Babakiueria short film – 1986

A mockumentary surveying the culture and customs of the white native people of the land of ‘Babakiueria’, from the perspective of the country’s black colonisers.

Beneath Clouds feature film – 2002

While the narrative devices that director Ivan Sen uses to communicate his themes are firmly located within Indigenous sensibility and cultural perspective, the subject matter is universal.

Bra Boys documentary – 2007

This first-hand look at localism and tribalism, identity and belonging, is set deep within Maroubra’s surf culture.

C

Choir of Hard Knocks – Episode 3 television program – 2007

A group of homeless and otherwise struggling people join the Choir of Hard Knocks and allow their experience to be recorded.

D

December Boys feature film – 2006

Daniel 'Harry Potter’ Radcliffe stars as one of four young orphans whose friendship is tested during an idyllic beach holiday.

H

Happy Feet feature film – 2006

Filmmakers spent two months in Antarctica photographing landscapes and fauna to make this animated film look photoreal.

J

Japanese Story feature film – 2003

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

L

The Leaving of Liverpool television program – 1992

Lily and Bert are transported from an orphanage in England to Australia, where their childhoods are stolen from them in so-called 'centres of care’.

M

Muriel’s Wedding feature film – 1994

Muriel’s Wedding took Australia by storm when it opened in 1994, satirising an Australian family in a way that audiences found extremely moving, as well as hilarious.

My Brilliant Career feature film – 1979

This feminist warrior and role model came to life on film in the same year as the road warrior in the masculine fantasy Mad Max.

My Brother Vinnie documentary – 2006

When Vinnie made actor Aaron Pedersen his carer, he saw something in Aaron that Aaron himself could not understand.

N

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.

O

One Night the Moon feature film – 2001

One Night the Moon, from director Rachel Perkins, reintroduces song into the Australian landscape. For Indigenous peoples, song has been one of the central means of land management.

R

Radiance feature film – 1998

This is a rare exploration of the emotional interior lives of Indigenous women, in this case, three sisters.

S

Shine feature film – 1996

This film catapulted both director Scott Hicks and actor Geoffrey Rush onto the international stage.

T

Touch the Sun – Princess Kate television program – c1988

This is a story of insecurity, snobbery, fear, love and hope as this young girl takes herself and two families on an emotionally painful journey to find out who she really is.

The Tracker feature film – 2002

A series of paintings by South Australian artist Peter Coad are used throughout The Tracker in place of visual depictions of violence.

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.