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Journey of a Nation

Australia, 1947 (MIFF 1991, Retrospectives)

Director: John Heyer

Journey of a Nation is one of the greatest triumphs of the polemical documentary. Directed by the masterly John Heyer, it takes an obscure subject, uniform rail gauge and presents it in terms of great contemporary relevance and in a highly dramatic fashion. ("Break down the barriers!... This is the union of the states.. This is the journey of a Nation!..) The commentary is by Catherine Duncan - Judith Adamson.

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