Skip to main content

Return to the Dreaming

Australia, 1968 (MIFF 1983, Cecil Holmes Retrospective)

Director: Cecil Holmes

An old Aboriginal painter, Yirawalla, returns to his "Dreaming'' in Central Arnhem Land to reveal to his children his and their origins.

See also...

Faces in the Sun

Life in remote Arnhem Land, and an observation of Aborigines under the increasing impact of European "civilisation". ... More »

Lotu

An account of some European and indigenous people who live and work in New Britain during the pre-independence period in New Guinea. ... More »

GENTLE STRANGERS

A docu-drama about the problems of various overseas students in Australia, studying at the University of N.S.W. ... More »

THREE IN ONE

Three short stories - Lawson, Hardy ... and Peterson: A portmanteau film using ... the device of “mateship” to look at ... three periods in the development of ... Australian society. ... The ... More »

The Islanders

An impression of life in the Torres Strait Islands. ... More »

The Coaster

An impression of a small coastal steamer going around New Zealand picking up and delivering cargo. Made in the early English documentary tradition, with a verse commentary by Denis Glover. ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director