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The Line

Australia, 1970 (MIFF 1971, Australian Films)

Director: Christopher McGill

A train makes its first crossing on the new standard gauge Indian Pacific Line, linking Sydney with Perth. Conventional narration is replaced by a montage of natural sound and folk music, and the viewer is invited to experience for himself the crossing of the lonely continent of Australia.

Silver Medallion, Captain Cook Bi-Centenary Film Awards 1970, Silver Award, Australian Film Awards 1970

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