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Titles tagged with ‘cultural differences’

17 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

1980s

Backlash feature film – 1986

Much of the dialogue in Bill Bennett’s film, about two police officers and a young indigenous woman, was improvised on location.

Touch the Sun – The Gift television program – c1988

This film offers a glimpse into the lives of a Greek-Australian family as they struggle with cultural differences, materialism, environmental issues and family relationships.

Green Tea and Cherry Ripe documentary – 1989

A portrait of Japanese women who came to Australia as war brides after the Second World War, and their experiences in an alien land.

1990s

Man Without Pigs documentary – 1990

The first Papua New Guinea man to become a professor returns to his small village to celebrate, but inadvertently creates antagonism when rituals aren’t adhered to.

Union Street short film – 1990

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

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.

2000s

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.

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.

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.

Japanese Story feature film – 2003

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

The Art of Healing documentary – 2005

Indigenous artists have given biblical texts a unique interpretation on the walls of a church near Alice Springs.

Sunset to Sunrise (ingwartentyele – arrerlkeme) documentary – 2006

A yarn told by Rupert Max Stuart, an Arrernte and Mu-tujulu Elder, encapsualing his philosophies about passing culture on and keeping it alive.

Double Trouble – Episode 1 television program – 2007

Double Trouble is in the vein of Parent Trap, but with an Australian spin. It is an entertaining children’s program that offers insights into the lives of young people living in the Alice.

Double Trouble – Episode 4 television program – 2007

Double Trouble allows a cultural exchange to happen for the audience as well as the characters, as we follow the adventures of twin sisters who are both 'fish out of water’.

Double Trouble – Episode 7 television program – 2007

Double Trouble has entertaining and likeable characters and boasts an experienced cast. It also wonderfully captures an Indigenous sensibility and humour.

End of the Rainbow documentary – 2007

This documentary traces the impact on the communities of moving a gold mine operation from Indonesia to West Africa.

First Australians – Episode 1, They Have Come to Stay documentary – 2008

The opening episode of this landmark television series explores the first contact, meetings and relationships between the British and the first Australians.