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Adam and Eve

Australia, 1962 (MIFF 1963, Three Artists)

Director: Dusan Marek

Man's fate on earth from Creation to the Bomb and beyond is told in this animated film by Adelaide painter, Dusan Marek. His original technique, individual symbolism, and the richness of thematic and visual material won this film the highest award in the Australian Film Awards Competition, where it was given the Grand Prix and Gold Award in the Experimental Section "for an original and imaginative achievement in the use of symbolism in animation".

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