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Going To The Dogs

Australia (MIFF 2005, documentary)

Director: Paulo Alberton

If Afghan hounds are welcome in Australia, why aren't Afghan people, too' This animated documentary uses dogs as a metaphor to examine our 'multiculturalism' and our immigration policies. Alberton's stylised parody is an award-winning festival gem.
D/S Paulo Alberton P Paulo Alberton, Rachel Way WS Vidiola TD video/col/ 2004/10mins

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