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Drama Lesson

Australia, 1968 (MIFF 1969, Australian Films - Programme H)

Director: Joe Scully

Creative drama, as practised in many Australian schools, is primarily intended to stimulate children's imaginations as an antidote to the regimen of a normal school day. This film explores something of its value in extending the horizons of those involved, increasing the sophistication of their thinking and so freeing their ability to co-operate with others.

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