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Films Screened In 1955

In the lee of New Zealand's Southern Alps the High Country sheep stations have the snowline as their boundary. This film shows something of the difficulty and hard work in the lives of the sheep farmers. ... Read more
From the mountains of Yugoslavia the rocky shores meet the sea in wonderful landscapes and towns. Old towns, lonely castles and mountain spurs wrapped in cloud confront the traveller on every journey. ... Read more
Made for the General Electric Company to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the invention of the incandescent lamp by Edison, this film traces the advancement man has made in artificial lighting from earliest time to the present day. ... Read more
A comprehensive survey of the many services provided by the Australian Broadcasting Commission to its local and overseas listeners, presented in the form of a tour of a typical day's activities both inside and outside the broadcasting studios. ... Read more
In 1931 after an abortive attempt to work at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Eisenstein went to Mexico where he planned to make “a living history” of the country and native Indian people. ... The projected film was to be called Que Viva Mexico and was to have been a monumental production ... Read more
A short survey of British entertainment and London attractions photographed at Edinburgh, Stratford and in London; Eileen Joyce, Natalie Krassovska and the Festival Ballet, Claire Bloom, Michael Hordern, Tessie O'Shea, Eddie Gray, The Crazy Gang with the John Tiller Girls at Victoria Palace; Sir ... Read more
With this film it would seem that the so-called ‘neo realist' movement in Italian film production reached its zenith. Political influence and the growing concern of the Italian film industry with markets abroad have shaped the course of later productions more towards less uncompromising subjects ... Read more
A film essay on Picasso's development as a painter and a potter combined with an interview with the artist at his studio in Vallauris. Awarded the International Documentary prize at the Venice Festival in 1950. ... Read more
A ... brilliantly executed cartoon emphasizing the importance of freedom and the need for co-operation among European nations in order that people may be strong and prosperous, and free from poverty within and from danger without. ... Read more
At the midpoint of the century there arose a new landmark in New York City. People who had seen war twice in their lifetime were prepared to make the effort now to prevent another war. This new building was to be the Workshop for Peace &ndash: the permanent headquarters of the United Nations. ... Read more
The story is of Yoke-Heng, a small boy from the crowded areas of Singapore, whose parents are required to enter hospital at the same time. The hospital almoner is able to help the family secure one of the modern flats now being erected on the outskirts of the city. On the parents' recovery the ... Read more
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