Skip to main content

Robin Campbell - Old Fella Now

Australia, 1979 (MIFF 1980, Programme 55)

Director: Alec Morgan

Robin Campbell, an old man of the Murrawarri tribe of the far north west of New South Wales, lives out his days on the fringe of a white town. Although he is now an "old Fella", he still has his memories. In this film Robin recalls - through dramatic re-enactments by his young relations - how he was taught, as a child, to hunt the emu and make animal tracks; how, according to traditional songs and stories, the animals and birds came to be what they are today; and how Robin worked on the land, as a drover, in the 1930's and '40s.

See also...

HUNT ANGELS

A dark and dangerous episode in Australia's cinema history is vibrantly reanimated and reinterpreted through Hunt Angels. Using innovative digital composite techniques never before utilised in an ... More »

Big H

Howard Spicer is known to thousands of schoolchildren throughout Australia as "Big H" - the operatic bikie. Dressed in leather, he rides his motorbike into classrooms and introduces young people to ... More »

Getting the Message

A dramatised documentary in which Tony recalls and experiences the frustrations and failures of his past caused by his illiteracy. The documentary shows the positive actions and attitudes through ... More »

The Brace

"The Brace" deals with fantasy in a young family, both the romantic fantasy as expressed by the young child, and the unhealthy, expressed by the father. Only the mother is unaffected, until the end. ... More »

Fragments

"Fragments" is the story of Mick Georgiou, a 17 year old casualty of life in the industrial suburbs of Melbourne. Unable to cope with school, he leaves early, and after a brief stint of work, is soon ... More »

Clockwork Lemon

Alf has worked as a compositor for 42 years with the one company. In the last seven of those years the industry, and Alf's job, have undergone tremendous changes. The film looks at the effects of the ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director