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PAINTING THE TOWN

Australia, 1987 (MIFF 1987)

Director: Trevor Graham

In 1937 YosI Bergner, a 17 year old Polish Jew, arrived in Melbourne seeking refuge from anti-semitism and fascism in Europe. He became an inspirational figure among a community of painters seeking to create an art which would reflect the great social upheavals of the days.

Painting The Town is a story about art and artists, culture and politics. It is a story in which history makes paintings and paintings make history.

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RED MATILDAS

Australia, 1985
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LAND BILONG ISLANDERS

Australia, 1990
A narrated advocacy documentary about the struggle of the indigenous people of Murray Island (Torres Straits) for land rights. It has been very recently completed by the Melbourne based team which pr… More »

AEROPLANE DANCE

Australia, 1994
On December 1,1942, a US airforce bomber crashed in the south-east corner of the Gulf of Carpenteria after a bombing raid over New Guinea. Four of the crew survived and, thinking they were near Cairn… More »

MABO - LIFE OF AN ISLAND MAN

Australia, 1997
Trevor Graham's biography of Eddie Koiki Mabo belongs to a fine tradition in Aus­tralian documentary filmmaking. Astutely balanc­ing the 'personal' and the 'social', Graham presents a concise… More »

TOSCA: A TALE OF LOVE AND TORTURE

Australia, 2000
From the director of Mabo—Life of an Island Man, the producer of Picnic at langing Rock and based on the famous opera by Puccini, Tosca: A Tale of Love and Torture is a documentary like no othe… More »

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