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Bypass to Life

Australia, 1961 (MIFF 1962)

Director: P. Maund

The story of a heart operation: the investigations which lead to the decision to operate, then the record of the surgery itself. Equal Second Prize, Documentary Section, "for its moving dramatisation of reality and its outstanding operating theatre sequence".

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Sugar and Fiji

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The war-time exploits of the coast watchers on a Japanese-occupied island in the Pacific. ... More »

Faces in the Sun

Life in remote Arnhem Land, and an observation of Aborigines under the increasing impact of European "civilisation". ... More »

Approach to Art Teaching

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The Prize

Adventures of four children and a billygoat. First Prize, Children's Film Section, "for its delightful simplicity and its power to carry one into the world of children". Adelaide Advertiser Prize. ... More »

Report on the Political Development in the Territory of Papua and New Guinea

A record of the first native general elections held in the Territory of Papua and New Guinea. First Prize, Open Section, "for its compelling and lucid statement of a human problem". ... More »

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