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Programme 41

33 Years After (Karl H. Walloch, Harold Meinke, 1978)
Documentary on the trade with national-socialist products (books, records, medals and decorations) in West Germany in 1978. ... Read more

A Carder (Kantilal Rathod, 1968)
Pinjara is a carder in a Bombay cotton factory producing and renovating mattresses. Carding is a skill centuries old, but it can now be done by machine. Pinjara's livelihood is threatened and, in con… Read more

Blue Water Island (N. Laird, A. Gibb, 1960)
The people on the Fourneaux Group of islands in Bass Strait; farming, mutton birds and holiday attractions. ... Read more

Company for Lunch (Philip Gittelman, 1965)
The story of one of the largest annual shareholders' meetings ever held is told entirely through still photographs and actual sound. ... Read more

Grampians Wonderland (Gil Brealey, 1959)
The Grampians - a wonderland of wildflowers, rocky crags, breathtaking views - effectively caught by the camera. ... Read more

Hailstones and Halibut Bones (John Wilson, 1964)
Animated drawings illustrate the poem, by Mary O'Neill, which demonstrates for children some of the associations brought to mind by various colours. ... Read more

Look! We Have Come Through! (R. Bruce Elder, 1978)
"The film begins with a section that refuses to successfully come together. A number of forms traditional to the experimental cinema appear to be developing, but the film seems to refuse to settle in… Read more

STEADFAST IN FIRE (Walter Heynowski, Gerhard Scheumann, 1978)
On September 11, 1973 at about 7.30, Salvador Allende enters La Moneda, his seat of office. In the early afternoon he leaves it, wrapped in a blanket - dead. What happened in the intervening period i… Read more

Taming the Rocky Mountain Trench (Les Scrivener, 1966)
Another valley is to be flooded behind a gigantic dam to keep pace with the demands of the power-hungry cities. This one is in British Columbia. Another race is on: a race by men and machines against… Read more

The American Vision (Rene Bras, 1965)
The development of American painting from the late 18th to the early 20th century as seen in the National Gallery of Art in Washington. ... Read more

THE BACK OF BEYOND (John Heyer, 1954)
The Birdsville Track is over three hundred miles long. It joins Maree in South Australia to Birdsville in Queensland, and is the main stock route for cattle moving south from the stations of Western … Read more

The Black Man and His Bride (Tim Burstall, 1960)
Th film animates the paintings, "The Black Man and His Bride", by Arthur Boyd, which tells the story of an aborigine and his half-caste bride. ... Read more

The End (Rej Rejayan, 1968)
A chronological arrangement of bits of sequences in a story calls for audience participation to pull the story together into a coherent whole. But oddly enough, each viewer finds a different story. .… Read more

THE MUSIC ROOM (Satyajit Ray, 1958)
This film was made between the second and third parts of the Apu trilogy. Where the trilogy shows the gradual breaking up of the simple traditional family life and religion, and their replacement by … Read more

The Wave (Sabin Balasa, 1967)
The subject matter of the arts today is becoming increasingly concerned with the relationship between the creator and his creation. Through his work, the creator enters into a knowledge of life, of t… Read more

This Land Australia (M. Otton, 1958)
Australia's cities and towns, its industries, its pastimes and the lives of its people. ... Read more

WHITE MOOR (Ion Popescu Gopo, 1965)
Once upon a time there is a king who has three sons. And a king who has three daughters, so no heir. The kings are brothers. A test of courage is arranged to choose which son will inherit the empire.… Read more

Zero Zero Romeo (Olaf Sööt, 1965)
The ever-changing moods of air during the course of a day as observed by a sailplane pilot in search of updrafts. ... Silver Wing Award, Vichy Festival; Bronze Award, New York Film and TV Festival. ... Read more

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