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BOOK THAT SHOOK THE WORLD, THE

Australia, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Homegrown)

Director: Con Anemogiannis

BOOK THAT SHOOK THE WORLD, THE

A Danish drugs and sex education book, The Little Red Schoolbook, caused so much outrage in 1971 that the governments of Australia and many European countries called for it to be banned. Using this furore as its lynchpin, The Book that Shook the World investigates the repressive censorship laws under which Australians lived in the 60s/70s, and shows how change was brought about by the actions of people willing to risk jail for their anti-censorship beliefs.

D/S Con Anemogiannis P Con Anemogiannis, Judy Menczel WS TV2 Denmark TD digibeta/2006/52mins The story of a quixotic struggle, Big Dreamers takes us to the north Queensland sugar town of Tully where financial disaster looms following a decision from Brazil to dump its sugar stockpile on the global market. The (potential) solution: Build the world's biggest gumboot in honour of Tully's Australian record rainfall of 7.98 metres in 1950. D Camille Hardman P Camille Hardman, John Fink S John Fink WS Barking Cat Productions TD digibeta/2006/55mins

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