Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

Titles tagged with ‘villages’

16 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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Bomb Harvest documentary – 2007

This documentary follows an Australian bomb disposal specialist training a team in Laos to clear bombs left from the ‘secret war’ the US waged at the time of the Vietnam War.

Buckley, Anthony: Buckley Family Collection: Tarn Shan Tin Mine, Thailand home movie – c1928

This footage is rare because Australians travelled infrequently to South-East Asia in the 1920s.

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Cradle of Creation documentary – 1944

A compendium of the Middle East filmed by Frank Hurley during his years working as an official war photographer in the Second World War.

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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.

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Gerakiteys: Greek Scenes home movie – c1955

The Gerakiteys home movies represent a detailed example of multicultural life in Australia during the 1950s.

Gerakiteys: Scenes of Greece and Canberra home movie – c1954

This clip from a home movie by Emmanuel Gerakiteys beautifully captures a wedding in a small Greek town, soaked in afternoon sunlight.

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Joe Leahy’s Neighbours documentary – 1988

This was an excellent opportunity to make a contemporary film about the Papua New Guinea highlands and explore the society forming in the wake of Western contact.

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Kokoda Trail, Cadets from Scots College home movie – 1972

The challenging terrain of the Kokoda Trail is constantly evident as the boys climb over rocks, through jungle, across rivers and up mountains.

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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.

Minter, R: South-East Asia, India and Rome home movie – 1958

This home movie from Robert Minter follows his travels to Hong Kong, Thailand, Burma, India, Turkey, Greece and Italy.

My Mother Told Me short film – 2007

A fragmentary account of the horrors of war in Cambodia evolves into an exploration of its aftershocks in a family and the impact of cultural dislocation on identity.

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Nott, D: A Trip With the RAAF home movie – c1970

The footage of this May, 1969 trip includes aerial shots of the landscape, airfields, and members of the Works Committee visiting villages.

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Pearls and Savages documentary – 1921

This 1979 reconstruction of Frank Hurley’s 1921 adventure film Pearls and Savages showcases the peoples and cultures of the Torres Strait Islands and Papua New Guinea.

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Terrain in South East Asia sponsored film – 1964

Produced in-house by Army Public Relations, this was a restricted-access training film for Australian troops placed in South-East Asian postings.

Terrain Study of Phuoc Tuy Province South Vietnam sponsored film – 1967

Many of the places named in this formerly restricted army training film have become pilgrimage tour destinations for veterans of the Vietnam War.

A Town Like Alice television program – 1980

This mini-series, based on the novel by Nevil Shute, tells an epic love story that begins in Malaya during the Japanese occupation of 1941–45.