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Searching through the holographic starcharts, Plasmo discovers a destructive force at work in the library of Monjotroldeclipdoc! Armed with nothing but his goodness, niceness and friendliness, he finds himself engaged in a race against time to find the source of the destruction and save centuries ... Read more
Portly Penguin has a new hat. But Stuart the Stinky Seagull wants it tor himself. Little Bert to the rescue! Narrated by Alexei Sayle. ... Read more
Portrait of an Artist details the process of creat­ing a large oil painting. In the words of the artist, "It's the process that's the exciting part. If you come up with a great painting at the end great. But if not, it's the process — trying to figure out why you're doing what you're ... Read more
Penny Gosonki and her wonder nose go to town. Proboscis is a comically endearing film of imaginative proportions. A somewhat bizarre story of death, family heirlooms and being different in a beautifully entertaining narrative. Sure to expand students' ideas on what makes a story. ... Read more
Bryan Singer's debut feature (a controversial Co-winner Grand Jury Prize 1993 Sundance Film Festival) is an edgy tale of the seething morass lurking beneath seamless surfaces, whether they be of small-town American values, the myopic media, or handsome flesh. ... Mysterious stranger, Whiley ... Read more
A gardener turns from the lover and nurturer of his garden to a tyrant. But the flowers fight back! This animation looks at the effects of pos­itive (caring) and negative (abusive of power) behaviour. ... Read more
A hot weird Christmas in the suburbs. Mott dreams of snow, Trace and Raoul search for real coffee, Jane and Bruce just want to medi­tate. When things turn ugly, only the Rhino can save the day. ... Read more
The theme of this collection of animations illus­trates the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. ... Read more
Fifteen-year-old Patrick has a dream; to take part in the famous Daytona motor-cycle race. But first he has to escape, not just from Munich but from the reformatory of which he is an inmate. A chance meeting with Frank and a scam to steal and sell mountain bikes seems ... Read more
In the middle of a tropical rainforest, a man revs up his chainsaw and cuts down a huge tree. As the thunder of the toppled tree sub­sides, a cameraman pops into the picture and says, "We came to Ecuador to save the rainfor­est but there we were asking these guys to cut down the trees for ... Read more
It's the summer holidays — the seemingly endless summer of eleven-year-old Seymour. A lonely boy grounded with a fussy guardian in an inner city suburb, Seymour is bored and unhappy with his confined world. ... By chance he meets Angie; the beautiful, effervescent 20-ish Angie with the flying ... Read more
Set in the industrial heartland of Melbourne's Western suburbs, See Jack Run is a relevant and interesting film dealing with the difficulties faced by seventeen year old Brian Johnson as a result of an inadequate education and his family's illegal activities. Trapped within a system which fails to ... Read more
Ever wondered if it's worth it? Doesn't one weekend seem just like the next? Seen through the 'eyes' of the bathroom mirror, the weekend may seem like one bleary-eyed morning after another. ... Read more
Vinu is a day dreamer, with an artistic temper­ament and few friends at his school. He spends his days dreaming of his grandfather's ances­tral home and the slow pace of village life there. Fed up with alarm clocks, homework and school, one day he runs away from home and after many ... Read more
An unhappy family go on a day trip to the desert. The car is stolen and they must confront not only the thieves but their own perceptions and disillusionment with themselves and each other. ... Read more
On Christmas Day, Jason and Mane both wish to prove their love to one another through a gift. But neither has the money. A selfishless look at romantic love which speaks through deeds rather than words. ... Read more
Based on a series of actual incidents, inter­views and interracial workshops conducted by Canadian television, Skin is a video about interracial relations and its effects on teenagers in North America. ... "Skin is a very effective way of heightening awareness among those who may be causing ... Read more
What would you do if your parent/s asked you to repay them financially for every cent and dollar they'd ever spent on you? A comical look at a the relationship between a single father and his son, as Dad begins to wonder, I may have had a sailboat if it weren't for my lazy, good for nothing son ... Read more
Mmmm. That looks good! I think I'll just pop it in my mouth... Oh no! Film-maker Jessica Yu invites her friends to taste a sour death ball and captures the looks on their faces as they eat it. ... Read more
A documentary from Canada which looks at the various race relations within a Canadian school. We follow Shingai, Tandi, Shawn and Krists as they describe the experience of being young and black today. We watch them as they work to establish a Cultural Awareness Youth Group for building pride and ... Read more
Spotcheck is a work upon the genre of TV ads and looks at the world that advertising has wrought. A visually stimulating piece which provokes questions and thoughts. ... Read more
... ... Ten-year-old Nisse suffers a serious asthma attack that puts him into the hospital in the middle of summer. There, he meets Lelle, 12, a 'troublesome' patient and the hospital's enfant terrible. Lelle has a secret plan, a project, a dream. ... ... ... At first Lelle brusquely refuses to ... Read more
The Bad News Bears go Tokyo for Masayuki Suo's teen wrestlefest, Sumo Do, Sumo Don't. Truancy, transvestism and desperation coerce a motley assortment of misfits, nerds and academic failures into resurrecting their university's long-ailing, Z-division Sumo team. Upon their intially laughable and ... Read more
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