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Titles tagged with ‘health’

42 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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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.

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Age Before Beauty documentary – 1980

Age Before Beauty cleverly identified an issue that has since become familiar territory for most women in the western world.

The Alfred, Melbourne: One of Australia’s Greatest Hospitals advertisement – 1931

This four-minute cinema advertisement made by Australian Sound Films promotes the activities of the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne in order to raise funds.

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.

Argentine Ants Advertisement advertisement – 1968

In this television ad, Barry Crocker encourages kids to hunt Argentine ants in their local neighbourhood for a $10 reward.

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Big Girls Don’t Cry documentary – 2002

This is about Indigenous women living with renal disease, and their strength pulls at the heart strings.

Black and Dusty documentary – 2005

This is a film for those addicted to speed and dust. Filmmaker Warwick Thornton is one of the Indigenous participants in the 2005 Finke Desert Race from Alice Springs.

Blowin’ in the Wind documentary – 2005

David Bradbury argues against weapons that use depleted uranium, and says they have already been tested in Australia by the US.

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Cheeky Dog documentary – 2006

Dion is profoundly deaf and has muscular dystrophy but his love of dogs and his carer’s love have transformed him.

Chequerboard – It’s Amazing What You Can Do With a Pound of Mince television program – 1969

The series brought to light the lives of individuals and families who had missed out on the benefits of Australia’s growing affluence in the 1960s.

Compass – Broken Open television program – 2005

Craig Hamilton suffered a very public nervous breakdown as he was travelling by train to take up the position of sporting commentator with the Sydney Olympics.

Cool Drink and Culture documentary – 2006

These three young women are passionate about passing on their knowledge of bush tucker to the Amunturrngu community’s children.

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Effie: Just Quietly – Make-Ups and Makeovers television program – 2001

Effie was a sitcom character before wandering out of fiction into documentary. Her comic persona allows a bluntness that 'serious’ interviewers might not get away with.

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Federal Capital Commission: Anti-Fly Campaign sponsored film – c1928

This public relations film explains an anti-fly campaign. It depicts a series of familiar situations in which flies are present and demonstrates acceptable methods of dealing with them.

For All the World to See documentary – 1992

Fred Hollows, eye surgeon with a passion for medical reform, visits Aboriginal communities and Eritrea in Africa.

Four Corners – Far From Care television program – 2006

A savage indictment of the state of our rural health services. Dr Kevin Coleman is the only doctor to service Cobar shire, a huge area with a population of 7,000.

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The Growing Child sponsored film – 1938

What has changed in the last 70 years is how the public health message is delivered. Rather than highlight dire consequences, this short film positively reinforces correct behaviour.

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Happy Little Vegemites advertisement – 1959

A radio jingle set to a marching tune promoting Vegemite, an Australian yeast spread.

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Jabe Babe: A Heightened Life documentary – 2005

This imaginative documentary tells the story of a dominatrix with Marfan syndrome. It examines Jabe’s experiences in foster care and questions society’s obsession with perfection and conformity.

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Kraft Cheddar Cheese Cinema Advertisement: Your Daily Diet advertisement – c1947

This Kraft advertisement examines the value of three food groups: protective foods, energy foods and body builders.

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Land Short of People documentary – 1947

A narrative of white settlement pioneering against the odds – the tyranny of distance, the harsh conditions, and the massive landscapes.

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Mademoiselle and the Doctor documentary – 2004

Seventy-nine-year-old Lisette Nigot has decided to end her life. A powerful portrait illustrating the phrase ‘rational suicide’.

Mary and Max feature film – 2009

Across two continents and 20 years, the tragic comedy of life is described through the friendship of penpals, Mary and Max.

Moodeitj Yorgas documentary – 1988

Moffatt’s work, influenced by cinema and pop culture, probes misconceptions about Aboriginality and explores gender, sexuality and identity.

Mortified – Taylor’s DNA television program – 2006

The series creator says her inspiration came from realising that, from age 11 onwards, kids begin to find things their parents do very embarrassing.

My Survival as an Aboriginal documentary – 1978

The first documentary directed by an Indigenous woman offers a solution by way of continuing cultural practice.

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Nestle’s MILO Cinema Advertisement: Family Album advertisement – 1948

This 1948 cinema advertisement promotes Milo for health, enjoyment and sleep! It’s from the private collection of Roger McKenzie and fellow film enthusiast, Bernard Kent.

Nestle’s MILO Cinema Advertisement: The Joy of Living advertisement – 1948

Since 1934, MILO has been advertised in a number of ways, changing in style and tone to adapt to its audience.

No More Needles Please documentary – 1997

Since the age of two, James has required two daily injections of insulin to keep him alive. Now 12, he explores options for people with diabetes.

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Pensions for Veterans documentary – 1953

A first glimpse of the Waterside Workers’ Federation Film Unit’s agenda – to depict labour history from the point of view of the workers.

Poisoned Daggers sponsored film – c1941

The evocative title lends a sense of drama to the message being conveyed: that the mosquito’s bite is a threat not just to the health of the community, but also the war effort.

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Rydin’ Time documentary – 2005

This documentary about three Indigenous rodeo riders at the 2005 Mt Isa Rodeo has an energetic soundtrack that creates a youthful, lively narrative true to its subjects.

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Sewerage of a Great City: Melbourne sponsored film – c1922

By the time this sponsored documentary was made, over 166,000 homes and 70,000 people were, according to its intertitles, 'enjoying the benefits of sewerage’ in Melbourne.

Size 10 documentary – 1978

Size 10 is about how four young women break free of the pressure to conform to beauty and fashion norms.

Smoking the Baby documentary – 2001

Smoking the Baby demonstrates an Indigenous ritual that helps children and mothers fend off illness.

Sylvania Waters – Episode 5 documentary – 1992

One of the first ‘fly on the wall’ reality TV shows, this co-production between the ABC and BBC was a hit here and in the UK.

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Take the Tempo from the Teeth sponsored film – 1948

An early promotional film advocating milk as a key part of a balanced diet, with teeth acting as the barometer for good health.

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.

Toora Vale Ice Company, Berri: Welcome Mr Ice Man advertisement – c1934

The advertisement comes from a time when electrical goods were being heavily promoted for the home.

Trespass documentary – 2002

Trespass revisits the Mirarr people’s fight against the uranium mines in Jabiluka. Yvonne Margarula is arrested for walking on her own land.

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Vegemite Cinema Advertisement: Sister Knows Best advertisement – c1948

As well as being a product that the whole family can enjoy, Vegemite was marketed as having economical benefit.

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White River of Life sponsored film – c1950

A short government film made in the early 1950s to promote the health qualities of milk and milk-based foods.