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Programme 18

This cartoon of British artist, Ronald Searle, tells in brief the history of man's need for energy. and the role petroleum plays in filling this need. ... Read more
The story of a day's work at Covent Garden, from the moment when the first lorry arrives in the quiet and shuttered market soon after midnight, through the increasingly busy hours around dawn, until it subsides again into inertia as the last customers, the old flower ladies who sell in the streets ... Read more
Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful princess. Suitors travelled from near and far to seek her hand in marriage, but she would have none of them, for her heart was won by a shepherd. One night the devil came and locked her up in a deep dark cave where she languished for many days until her ... Read more
The film tries to impress on Puerto Rican radio listeners the fact that advertisements pouring at them from the loudspeaker need not to be taken literally. ... Read more
Konarak, a temple built in the 13th century, was dedicated to Surya, the sun-god. It is a well-preserved and elaborate building which stands as a vivid reminder of a great past when miracles in stone were created. ... Read more
The construction of the Kurobe Dam in an inaccessible valley of the Japanese Alps is under way. This film, shot in magnificent colour, records the breathtaking beauty of the scenery and the superhuman efforts of the workers who explored the site and started the work on the Dam. ... Read more
Made by the director of Houen Xo this film is about the herring fishing activities of the Iceland fishing fleets. Memorably capturing the life of hardy men whose occupation is to brave the rigours of the North Sea. ... Read more
It presents a portrait of the American writer and composer Paul Bowles and portrays Morocco as seen through his eyes. Interviews with Bowles alternate with scenes of landscape, customs, religion, music and dance. Bowles sums up the film with some provocative views on contemporary society. ... Read more
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A Polish experimental fantasy about a soldier being trained in military exercises. He does not wear the uniform of any specific nation and the time of action is indefinite. ... Read more
Children have their own inner world, remote as it may seem to those of us who have forgotten the years of childhood. True enough, they walk along the same streets as we do, see the same trees and clouds, but they see them in their own way. Things that may seem extremely simple to their ... Read more
An impression of a typical day at Southend. favourite excursion for the Londoner. Edited rhythmically, to fit turn-of-the-century music hall songs, the film delights with its liveliness and invention. Venice Festival Grand Prix winner. ... Read more
A puppet film without commentary: it is a simple tale of the teddy bear and other nursery animals and toys coming to the rescue of the doll which has been thrown into the corner. ... Read more
An animated puppet film whose "hero" is the obiect in the title. On returning home, a small boy finds his handkerchief with a knot in it which is to remind him of a job. He stuffs the handkerchief into his pocket and goes off to play. On the way, the knot slips from his pocket and makes off. . . ... Read more
Erich Von Stroheim is one of the eccentric masters of American film and his career as director and actor is examined in this film. Von Stroheim was a flamboyant showman and in his life and work, he endured some triumphs but a great deal of sadness and defeat. The film looks at all these elements ... Read more
Some of the advanced scientific research now taking place at Cambridge is shown along with the lighter side of life there, such as a May Ball, the"Bump" Races, etc. The delightful architectural setting of the town and the graceful countryside are also vividly portrayed. ... Read more
Now that Macquarie Island is a sanctuary, it is the breeding place of thousands of elephant seals and an increasing number of fur seals. The film was shot by scientists of C.S.l.R.O. and members of the A.N.A.R.E. and ... Read more
Copper is being mined today by modern methods on the same site where King Solomon's famous mines were operated by slaves in Biblical times. ... Read more
One of the few Rumanian films shown in Australia, When the Mist is Lifting, like Stars, deals with the theme that each person must make a contribution to the prevention of wars. ... The story is set during the Second World War. The young man is dying on the front. Shells are exploding all around ... Read more
The appeal of this film, first screened to an English-speaking audience at the 1954 Edinburgh Festival, lies not in its technical qualities but in the capacity of its director to present through conventional figures in a simply contrived tale something of the basic warmth of human relationships in ... Read more
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