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Where is She' (Australia, D Richard Vette) Medical controversy. Questionable psychiatric methods. Secret footage in grainy Super8. Interviews with those who suspected something. Where is She' presents the bizarre facts of some strange goings on in the world of psycho-therapy. ... Read more
Whirlpool is a Yirritja story that is told in Mara language in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. The Freshwater and Saltwater people of Arnhem land (in Australia's Northern Territory) battle over a Freshwater woman. --- ... D James Calvert S Angelina George (Gotjan), Betty Roberts ... Read more
An experimental film. ... Read more
She hides in little cracks. She is able to get herself in behind the edges of doors. She can squeeze herself into these maze-like crevices and go in and in, further and further inside so that no-one can find her ... Read more
What goes on in a high school classroom at Manly Community College for two hours on Wednesday nights represents a fascinating microcosm of how white Australians are dealing (or not dealing) with the coun­try's indigenous past and present. Four times a year a group of between ten and fifteen ... Read more
Jenny Langby, mother of five children, lived in Port Adelaide, South Australia. At the age of 32, she was dead. ... Who Killed Jenny Langby? This film, in documentary format, is about the events which led up to Jenny Langby's death, ... There were numerous extraordinary pressures upon Jenny . . ... Read more
A woman waits at a bus stop, ready to move on with her life. But first she must let go of all that holds her back. The story of a woman caught between her past and her future, [Whole Heart] stars stars Mia Hollingworth with John Brumpton and James Brennan. --- D/S Tracie Mitchell P/WS Twirling ... Read more
Entertaining and informative documentary showing an overview of current forms of public access community television. The emphasis is on participation and the program encourages anyone to get involved. ... Read more
Why I am not a Painter @ Crossley & Scott One of the highlights of the Festival is photographic exhibition, why I am not painter staged by Hong Kong'based, Australian expatriate cinematographer Christopher Doyle. This special public exhibition of Doyle's work highlights his collaborations with such ... Read more
A general survey of Western Australia. Incidents include airmail delivery to outback stations, oil drilling at Exmouth Gulf and shots of Jarrah and Karri forests. ... Read more
The Widower Australia Having its World Premiere at MIFF, The Widower is a music-drama structured around a collection of quintessential Les Murray poems that tell the story of two Australian men'a father and a son'who have lost the most treasured woman in their lives. Exploring the themes of love ... Read more
Wild focuses on the stories and legends of one tract of land, the Pilliga Forest in northwest New South Wales. How do the dynamic processes of history and ecology work to produce meanings, warnings and systems of wisdom in the location where our lives take place? Integrating a selection of old ... Read more
Deals with wild life of Macquarie Island, 900 miles to the south of Tasmania. Features plants, birds, and mammals which derive a livelihood from the stormy wastes of the south polar and sub-polar regions. ... Read more
The suburb of St Kilda, in Melbourne, has bean described by Paul Taylor, Australian expat editor of Art and Text magazine, as the "cultural centre of Australia". ... Director's Note: "Wild Things is a fast paced, colourful video shot during the 1990 St Kilda Festival. It attempts to capture the ... Read more
An impression of offshore oil operations in a desolate area. ... Silver Award, Australian Film Awards 1970: Second Prize, Captain Cook Bi-Centenary Film Awards, 1970 ... Read more
A close look at the primitive, untamed and backward wilderness, and the effect on it if the dam goes ahead. ... Read more
Olegas Truchanas and Peter Dombrovskis were two of Australia's greatest wilderness photographers. Their work became synonymous with campaigns to protect Tasmania's natural heritage, campaigns that changed Australia's awareness of its environment forever. This insightful documentary is a wonderful ... Read more
An off-beat, tourist promotion film, extolling the attractions of the Great Barrier Reef. ... Bronze Award, Jedda Award, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
From best MIFF shorts award winning director Eron Sheean (Fish MIFF 05), William tells the story of an indigenous sideshow magician, whom on his taxi ride home, encounters an unwelcome passenger, forcing him to revisit a past he would rather forget.---D Eron Sheehan P Peter George S John Brumpton ... Read more
Wilpena Pound (Flinders Ranges) and environs are filmed in 7381 print stock, Eastmancolor negative and black and white negative to reveal different landscape characteristics. ... Read more
Featuring a combination of animation techniques, this film tells the story of a young man who sends letters home to his family while backpacking around the world. When travelling through Jordan he encounters a mysterious local with a rifle and childhood memories of his grandfather as a soldier in ... Read more
Winning is about two mentally handicapped people who decide to get married Each small step we would take in solving our problems and coping with life is a major step for them Life is no bed of roses and while whether they "make it" together is important to them, what is more important is that they ... Read more
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A documentary account of a community of italian families who have made an interesting combination of Southern Italian provincial customs and Western consumer culture. The events symbolising this are, the collective slaughtering and processing of a pig into salamis and meats for winter. The film ... Read more
A short gush from Chelgo Fronx. The whole thing is held together by wire. ... Read more
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