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Films Screened In 1961

The people on the Fourneaux Group of islands in Bass Strait; farming, mutton birds and holiday attractions. ... Read more
A T.V. tale of the benefits of briquettes set to a calypso melody. ... Read more
The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling was established by the Government of India to encourage mountaineering amongst the youth of the country. This documentary revolves around one of the treks organised, and some exciting shots of the hazardous climb are included. ... Read more
The Story of one barge and her captain passing along the River Seine from Le Havre to Paris. The film gives an insight into the life of the river people, a life still hard enough and one which tends to cut them off from the rest of the world. ... Read more
The area around Lowicz is famous for its beautiful regional costumes and this film is about the annual folklore festival held in that city. A Polish documentary which won distinction at the Oberhausen Festival. ... Read more
In a brief, but effective message, John Hubley, in his unusual style of animation , develops the story of two children - the happiest child,he who has enough to eat, and the unhappiest, representing the three- fourths of the world's children who are sick and hungry. ... Read more
The Himalayas have always attracted mountaineers of those nations interested in climbing, for the colossal peaks at the "Roof of the World", present the ultimate challenge. ... In 1958, the Academic Alpine Club of Kyoto University decided to attempt the scaling of Chogolisa - the Bride's Peak, in ... Read more
A highly stylised humorous treatment of the famous Australian ballad, using a minimum of animation. ... Read more
The war-time exploits of the coast watchers on a Japanese-occupied island in the Pacific. ... Read more
Jolma Lungma, the highest peak of the Himalaya Mountains and the highest point on earth, is known as the world's "Third Pole". This film describes how a group of Chinese mountaineers undertook extensive training and preparations and how finally, on May 25th, 1960, they reached the summit. ... Read more
Gagaku, one of the earliest forms of Japanese music, and Bugaku, its accompanying dance, are still preserved in close to their original state by musicians and dancers of the Imperial Household. This film gives excerpts from the repertoire of this ancient form of Japanese entertainment. ... Read more
On a peaceful, warm summer day, a barge was sailing on the Danube. The brown uniforms of the Fascist guards leave no doubt as to the ship's cargo - arms and ammunition. ... However, the guards are not alone on deck. A young woman and two men, obviously sailors, make up the crew. Anna is the wife of ... Read more
How the land was cleared and how the men settled on the reclaimed soil, on farms of their own. ... Read more
The story of Earth is a simple one. It tells, after a slow, lyrical prologue, of the fierce opposition of the Russian Kulaks to collective farmers. Its personal drama is that of Vasili, a young farmer, leader of the village co-operative, who is shot by a jealous Kulak: the climactic sequence of the ... Read more
Attractions at the Eildon Dam; boating, swimming and fishing, and experimental manufacture of double-sided wallboard by a special process. ... Read more
Based on a classic by an anonymous author, Lazarc de Tormes' adventurer and misfortunes on the roads of 16th century Castille make up a lively and human story in the mainstream of this Spanish picaresque production. Lazaro was born on the banks of the River Tormes, from which he took his name, and ... Read more
An edited version of material shot during Shackelton's 1914-16 Antarctic expedition. Quite apart from its undeniable historical value, we see how the camera has caught and preserved the raw and un-contrived drama of man's struggle against nature in a malevolent and treacherous mood. To see the ship ... Read more
This film describes the life and artistry of Harry van Tussenbroek, who is renowned throughout Holland for the delicacy and skill with which he makes puppets. The photography is beautiful, and the film culminates in a macabre "dream" performance of his puppets. ... Read more
This is an experiment, using the aesthetic aspects of a physical phenomenon to create pleasing and varied patterns on film. ... Read more
Experiments on dams and reservoirs to prevent evaporation. ... Read more
Set In a remote grange on the Great Hungarian Plain. this lyrical film-poem sketches the hardship and poverty of peasant life through a simple triangle story of a girl farmworkerr a young man and the farmers unhappy wife. ... We are in1922. Sondor Varga, a young peasant lad, dreams of becoming a ... Read more
By means of diagrams and actual photography the film tells with imagery and symbolism the story of human reproduction. ... Read more
Told entirely in visuals and music, this poetic tale of tbree generations of a tamily of aviators manage* to communicate man's yearning to conquer the skies. The lead Is a scruffy little boy, who, fascinated by the huge jet planes that land everyday in the nearby drome, is longing to My like his ... Read more
This Venice Prize winning T.V. commercial is about two men discussing a dream ... Read more
The Grampians - a wonderland of wildflowers, rocky crags, breathtaking views - effectively caught by the camera. ... Read more
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