Australian Screen

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Titles tagged with ‘families’

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All the Green Year – Episode 2 television program – 1980

This mini-series about growing up in the years between the world wars recalls a type of small-town society which is now fading into the past.

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.

Archibald Family: Family Scenes and Outings in Sydney home movie – c1932

Much like a family album, this home movie collection records events over a period of time. From baby shots in the backyard, to outings at the beach.

Archibald Family: Noorong Gazette: Parts I - IV home movie – c1927

The Noorong Gazette is a series of seven film gazettes compiled between 1927 and 1932 by the Archibald family of Strathfield, Sydney.

Archibald Family: Noorong Gazette: Parts IX - XII home movie – c1928

These gazettes made by members of the Archibald family are some of the earliest examples of home movie making.

Archibald Family: Noorong Gazette: Parts XXI - XXIV home movie – c1930

The Archibalds were a successful business family who had interests in the milling industry in Queensland and New South Wales.

Australian Story – Absolute Beginner television program – 2006

This episode of the Logie award-winning Australian Story offers inspiration to anyone who’s ever wanted to do something special with their life but has become sidetracked with family or other commitments.

Australian Story – Since Adam Was a Boy television program – 1997

Adam Sutton, horse wrangler and rodeo rider, is a quintessential cowboy: fearless, fun-loving and homosexual. The biggest risk he ever took was revealing his sexuality.

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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.

Bellbird television program – 1970

Australia’s first successful national weekly serial, dealing with the lives and loves of ordinary people in a small country town.

Beneath Hill 60 feature film – 2010

During the First World War, a Queensland miner learns the true cost of war when he leads Australians in a project to tunnel beneath enemy lines to plant explosives.

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.

A Big Country – Gulf Battlers television program – 1982

Vintage A Big Country featuring Elton and Maude beating the odds to run a small cattle station in the Gulf country of northern Australia.

A Big Country – The Darcys of Mallapunyah television program – 1981

A Big Country launched some of Australia’s best-known journalists and filmmakers, including Bob Connolly, Paul Williams, Chris Masters and Andrew Olle.

Billal documentary – 1996

Skilled documentarian, Tom Zubrycki, set out to make a film about young Lebanese-Australians in Sydney but had to change tack.

Bit of Black Business – Back Seat short film – 2007

One day seen through the eyes of 12-year-old Janine, who is meeting her biological family for the first time.

Bit of Black Business – Custard short film – 2007

A young woman’s grandfather has died. She returns to Stradbroke Island to comfort her grandmother and discover the truth about her grandfather’s death.

Bit of Black Business – The Turtle short film – 2007

Jason’s mother sends him to a small coastal town to keep him out of trouble. But it takes a turtle hunt with his grandfather to bring Jason out of his shell.

Bit of Black Business – Too Late short film – 2007

Ben arrives home late to find his wife not talking to him and his son ignoring him. His pleas for forgiveness fall on deaf ears, and he uncovers a shocking truth.

The Black Balloon feature film – 2007

The Black Balloon is partly a coming-of-age movie, but the presence in the family of an autistic brother like Charlie prevents it from becoming conventional or predictable.

Blackrock feature film – 1996

Blackrock’s depiction of teenagers letting off steam with sex and drink and rock 'n’ roll is very dynamic because of the fluid camerawork, lively soundtrack and energetic choreography.

The Bones of Building sponsored film – 1956

This Waterside Workers’ Federation Film Unit production is a safety film for building workers, commissioned by the Building Workers’ Industrial Union.

Boxing Day feature film – 2007

The unconventional production method helped give Boxing Day an unusually intense sense of foreboding, danger and unpredictability.

The Boys feature film – 1998

David Wenham’s performance as the absolutely terrifying Brett Sprague, launched his career as an actor of serious power and presence.

Bra Boys documentary – 2007

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

Bran Nue Dae feature film – 2009

An uplifting musical about an Indigenous boy’s journey back home, Bran Nue Dae encourages the audience to relax, get on board and enjoy the ride.

The Bronze Mirror short film – 2007

This animated short tells an ancient tale of human illusions.

Brothers and Sisters documentary – 1997

Actor Rachael Maza and her sister are among the people featured in this look at sibling behaviour.

Browne, George: Our movie memories 1928–1934 home movie – 1928

These amateur role-plays are a real treat to watch and were clearly a source of great amusement for all involved.

Butterfly Island – Series 1 Episode 1 television program – 1985

A young Vietnamese refugee on the run complicates the Wilson family’s attempts to save idyllic Butterfly Island from a crooked resort developer.

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Case 442 documentary – 2005

Case 442 is a personal testimonial to the effects of Aboriginal child removal policies, and the lifelong consequences it has had upon people who have endured being separated from their families and communities.

Certain Women – Episode 166 television program – 1976

The final episode of this long-running serial about a family of strong-minded women who take on a changing world in the 1970s.

Chandon Pictures – Champion Charles television program – 2007

Chandon Pictures is a comedy that takes an uneasy look at the notion of 'chasing your dream’.

Chas E Blanks: Families at Seaside, Sydney Harbour advertisement – c1930

This ad is filmed in a home movie style, and features the producer’s own family.

Chequerboard – It’s A Big Day In Any Girl’s Life television program – 1973

A 1970s country society wedding is contrasted with the union of two people living in the city who met on their way to work in a local shoe factory.

Chequerboard – My Brown Skin Baby, They Take ‘im Away television program – 1970

This powerful film documents the impact of the government’s policy of removing light-skinned children from their Aboriginal mothers to be raised in Christian missions.

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 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.

Christmas Crackers home movie – 1945

This amateur film from 1945 shows the joy of a family reuniting at the end of the Second World War after the men return from overseas service.

Clubland feature film – 2007

Clubland explores that time when a young man discovers sex and has to sever the relationship he has with his mother.

Cold Turkey short feature – 2002

This short feature is told in a series of flashbacks and flashforwards because the lead character suffers from blackouts.

The Combination feature film – 2009

After serving a jail term a young Lebanese Australian man struggles to stop his wild younger brother from making the mistakes that he made.

The Comedy Company – Series 1 Episode 11 television program – 1988

The Comedy Company, with its array of familiar, daggy suburban characters, was a popular sensation.

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 – The Cardinal’s Cousin television program – 2005

Monica, a lesbian and a former nun, published a letter she’d sent to her cousin, Cardinal George Pell, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sydney.

Cop Shop – Episode 109 television program – 1978

This episode of Cop Shop is notable for bringing together Mel Gibson, Steve Bisley and Joanne Samuel a short time before they all starred in George Miller’s landmark Mad Max (1979).

Cop Shop – Episode 485 television program – 1983

This episode is a good example of the relatively adventurous single-episode stories featured in Cop Shop at this point in its run. These appeared alongside the more usual crime and soap-oriented plotlines.

Curtin television program – 2007

The Curtin telemovie is like a skilfully painted miniature: small in size and scope but, on closer examination, high on well-researched detail.

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.

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Dad’s Clock short film – 2001

This stop-motion animation short film celebrates the life of the animator’s late father.

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