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Programme 42

A new low-budget feature film set in the present, which links political terrorism in Australia with the world-wide development of nuclear power. The film seeks to expose attempts by the State and corporate apparatuses to provoke activists of the left into acts of individual terrorism. ... Read more
The S.E.C. Hydro-electric Scheme in the north-east of Victoria as seen by the people who live on the job and those who find their recreation in this area. ... Read more
A man is stranded on a lonely country road. The events which take place on the second day drive him from boredom to panic, to desperation. ... Read more
A sincere and brave film study of some deprived children in America, and the problems facing school teachers in their endeavours to give the children a chance in life. ... Lion of St. Mark, Venice Festival. ... Read more
A highly stylised humorous treatment of the famous Australian ballad, using a minimum of animation. ... Read more
To one of the foothills dominating the approach to Jerusalem are to come four Israeli volunteers. Their leader has ordered them to defend this Hill 24 against the Arabs until morning when the cease-fire imposed by the United Nations commences. So they prepare to set out, the reasons for each of ... Read more
A girl winds up in hospital from an overdose of drugs. Her father, an advertising executive, seeks out her junkie boyfriend and murders him. His action is discovered by a factory worker, who applauds it as a blow struck for God and country. When the daughter discovers her father's guilt, she runs ... Read more
Phoebe is a teenage girl who finds she is pregnant. The film suggests her state of mind as she imagines the confrontations she will have to endure with those nearest to her. ... Read more
Produced to celebrate the centenary of the Melbourne Cup, the films shows the training of horses and, finally, the cup race of 1960. ... Read more
The aid which Australia is giving to her neighbours in South-East Asia under the Colombo Plan. ... Read more
The Barrier Reef - how it grows and the fish and bird life that live nearby. ... Read more
This unusual film records how the Mallee Fowl incubates its eggs in a bed of organic matter in a mound of earth. ... Read more
A trio of short stories linked by the common theme of 'mate-ship' - helping a friend in need, linked by introductory comment by John McCallum. The parts of the film are as follows: ... Joe Wilson's Mates ... The Load of Wood ... The City ... Read more
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