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Dancing Orpheus

Australia, 1962 (MIFF 1963, Australian Award Winners)

Director: F. Jenes

The unique Australian Lyrebird, this most elusive of all birds, is observed in its natural habitat. A long sequence, excellently photographed and brilliantly recorded for sound, shows the bird performing its famous courting dance. Australian Film Awards, Nature Section, Gold Award "for nature shots, lyrically observed and creatively connected". Kodak Silver Medallion for best Black and White photography.

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