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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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