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Titles tagged with ‘trucks’

10 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

A 5000 Mile Tour Through Central Australia documentary – 1930

Clearly, exploring Australia’s interior back in the 1930s was very challenging.

The Back of Beyond documentary – 1954

Battling heat, dust and flood, Tom Kruse delivers mail, stores and supplies along the 517 kilometre Birdsville Track in central Australia.

Cactus feature film – 2007

Cactus, while full of thrills and suspense, gradually reveals a more humanistic agenda as it employs genre conventions to explore notions of masculinity, class and power.

The City of Geelong sponsored film – 1957

The Shell Film Unit made this promotional travelogue of Geelong; three years earlier, a large Shell oil refinery was built on the city’s outskirts.

Dead-end Drive-in feature film – 1986

In the 1990s authorities convert a drive-in into a jail for unemployed youths. Falsely imprisoned with his girlfriend, Jimmy ‘Crabs’ Rossini attempts to escape.

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.

Fetch short film – 1998

This short film is a comic escalation of mishaps with a double-barrelled payoff. It was selected to compete at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.

General Motors Holden – Range of Products advertisement – c1958

This advertisement positions the GMH brand within the Australian landscape, broadening out from Holden cars.

Shifting Sands – My Colour, Your Kind short film – 1998

When under threat of having their children stolen by authorities, Indigenous mothers resorted to darkening their fair-skinned children with mud and charcoal.

We Have To Live With It documentary – 1974

Tom Zubrycki’s first foray into filmmaking – a 1970s community video – reflects an interest in social issues that continues throughout his career.