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Films Screened In 1970

An ABC film unit went around the world to uncover the inside story of Hamersley Iron Pty. Ltd. This film probes the issues involved in the debate on overseas investment in Australia through a company nine-tenths British and American owned, financed from America, and selling to Japan. ... Silver ... Read more
Black and white children play happily in a Dodge City playground. But elsewhere, in wars. children are suffering. What of the innocence of any of them? ... Read more
The boy in dark glasses who was hero of Andrzej WajtIa`s film. Ashes and Difttrtottrls, was played by Zbigniew Cybulski. The actor and the part he created became a legend, not unlike that of James Dean. Then in 'l966 Cybulski was killed when he was running for a train and fell under it. This is n ... Read more
In India, as everywhere, there is a generation gap. The older people of the family studied in this film are religious, orthodox and conventional, but a daughter has been exposed to modern thought... ... Read more
A kaleidoscopic collage of colours and dehumanised modern dancers, making subtle use of double exposure and electronic music. Shapes move and grow to form designs which are reflected. turned. twisted and finally fragmented. to reveal an understanding for the infinitude of design. ... Read more
An animated film explaining the structure of United States government, how it is empowered by the Constitution and how it relates to the individual. ... Read more
Aid given to developing countries over many years is now seen to be largely ineffective. This film examines a more “realistic" approach in the form of investment from overseas, to which a country such as Ghana may hope for support. ... Read more
A great film producer always has to be first. This is his tale- a salutary one. ... Read more
Goto, an island formed after an earthquake in the 19th century has been cut off from the mainstream of social progress and survives as a totalitarian world of concrete corridors, iron trapdoors and observation towers. The tiny, population, ruled by the Govemor, works in stone quarries just outside ... Read more
The volcano Vesuvius destroyed the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. But within reach of most of our cities today lie a thousand volcanoes of a different order... ... Read more
Two people from different subcultures meet for a moment and try lo break down barriers in order to communicate. Touch me. feel me. ... Read more
The traditional arts and crafts of making sitars and tablas. ... Read more
A tirade of images, a barrage of animated etchings and artifacts for and against " the American way". ... Read more
A remote railway station near the Adriatic Riviera in Yugoslavia is the limbo where five young layabouts laze away the summer days, ... making pointless bets like placing heads on the line as a train approaches and the first one off is chicken. A train pulls in once a day. passengers pile out for ... Read more
A live girl and an identical photo twin stand side by side in a meadow Which represents reality, and which the image of it? Either, neither, or both? This has been called "an ... unnerving challenge of a film". ... Read more
A town is discovered as if through the eyes of a modern painter. ... Read more
Made by a Black director commissioned by Newsweek, this film was shot in a General Motors plant in the American South during a trial job &ndash: training programme. A hardcore group of unemployed Blacks is brought face to face with White executives who keep talking about “going up the job ... Read more
Violence in human life is so ugly as to be fascinating. ... Read more
The director of Point of Order (about the TV hearings of Joe McCarthy and the Un-American Activities Committee) and Rush to Judgment (based on Mark Lane's post -: mortem of the Kennedy assassination) has now made a documentary about the war in Vietnam... ... A few paragraphs of description cannot ... Read more
A dramatic introduction to what could become a major art form in the future: electronics. Computers synthesise speech, song, painting, design prototypes, and even make films - though not this one. Only the sound track was composed and produced by computer. ... First Prize. San Francisco; Gold ... Read more
ln l942, a Serbian acrobat named Dragoljub Aleksic made a film about himself in occupied Belgrade. lt was the story of an orphan girl driven by her stepmother into the arms of a rich man when her true love belongs to the acrobat. The acrobat saves her after many heroic deeds. The print of the film ... Read more
Jill is a young Catholic kindergarten teacher with cultural aspirations, who is becoming bored with her boyfriend. Jack is a tow-truck driver, a delinquent bikie in his spare time, with neither cultural pretensions nor girlfriend. They meet when he gatecrashes a church dance. She takes him to the ... Read more
Claude Ridder has tried to shoot himself: he is picked up from the hospital by two strangers. taken on a mysterious car ride to a clinical centre, and prepared for an experiment in which he is shut into a kind of giant brain and sent back to relive one moment of time. The experimenters lose him ... Read more
War and other human evils destroy the sun and the moon. Darkness and want grip mankind. but the will to live recaptures the light. The film is based on a poem by the ... Hungarian poet. Ferenc Juhász. ... Read more
The crushed body of a nine-year-old boy is found in a village street, the victim of a hit-and-run driver. His father, a lonely widower of 35, has lost all that was most dear to him. He is an author of children's books and he conducts historical research. After three weeks in which there is no trace ... Read more
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