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Australia, 1980 (MIFF 1981, Documentary)

Director: Martin Rooke, Macau Light Company

This film examines the work and philosophy of the Centre for international Theatre Creations and their director, Peter Brook, during their 1 980 Australian tour and their meeting with tribal performers.

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Stepping Out

In November 1979 forty institutionalized mentally handicapped people staged an extraordinary series of mime and dance performances at the Sydney Opera House The film tells the story of this event ... More »

Merv

Why are we watching a film about this quite ordinary, oldish man in his very bourgeois, chintzy little suburban house? Will his friend, who is coming around for a cup of tea, provide some drama? ... More »

COO-EE

In 1915 a group of men from the small town of Gilgandra in mid west NSW organised a march to Sydney, 550km away, recruiting volunteers enroute to sign up and fight for their country at Gallipoli ... More »

In the Shadow of the Chimney

Is a chemical bomb ticking away in the inner-west? Could Footscray become our very own Bhopal? In The Shadow Of The Chimney examines the interaction of residents and potentially hazardous industries ... More »

Cane Toads: An Unnatural History

This stylised off-heat documentary is thought provoking as well as entertaining because of its unusual mix of biological fact and off-the-cuff comment We see that as cane toads have spread ... More »

Taxi!

Produced for SBS TV Taxi' is a documentary of interviews with taxi drivers at work. Shot without interviewer or narration the cabbies talk frankly about their experiences on the job. Each of the five ... More »

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