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Films Screened In 1978

This student film documents the delivery of a baby by the Le Boyer method, that provides immediate contact after birth between the child and the parents. ... Read more
The portrait of an octogenarian, self-made businessman, Ben Forman,who from humble beginnings, built a successful family business. He relates his story himself for the benefit of his grandson, the maker of the documentary. ... Read more
Mark Hicks fell from a tree at twelve, leaving him only his face and neck muscles in working order. He became a superior student and developed into an artist. ... The film tells about Mark's reactions to his disability, his relationship with his family and fellow students, and shows a number of his ... Read more
Harvest is set in Norway in the immediate future. Political upheaval in the Third World has led to a complete break-down in the export of raw materials, causing an economic crisis in the industrialised Western countries. ... In Norway thousands of workers are ... put out of work, and food supplies ... Read more
The adventures of a little hedgehog, lost in the fog. ... Bronze Hugo, Chicago. ... Read more
This is an intimate look at Marc Chagall's life, his imagination and above all, his love: 'Only love interests me, Chagall has said, '”and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love " ... Director Harry Rasky's script is based on Chagall's autobiography and poetry, and the film ... Read more
Designed primarily as training material for staffs of hospitals, this film dramatically portrays the horror and awful consequences of a tragic event; it demonstrates the results of good and bad training and the need for all hospital personnel to learn basic drills and routines in case of fire. ... Read more
Jons Ivens' involvement with China began in 1938, when he filmed his The 400 Million, his account of the Sino-Japanese War. He returned to China again in the '50s and '60s, then filmed, with his wife, Marceline Londan, How Yukong Moved the Mountains during 18 months in 1972-3. ... The title refers ... Read more
This film, drawn and animated by young Gipsy school children, tells about their lives, their plans for the future, of still-surviving Gipsy superstitions, and the children's joy in making the film. ... Read more
Icarus said, I can fly. The philosophers were not impressed. ... Read more
Shot during the last Ice Hockey World Championships held in Poland, the film demonstrates the technique of the game. ... Read more
An intimate portrait, made up of fragmentary episodes superimposed on a girl swinging rhythmically on a seesaw. ... Read more
A man with wooden wings is flying through the air, while his fellow men below are working on a huge project. ... Read more
The life and times of Albert Jacka who was the first Australian VC winner of the First World War, and later mayor of St. Kilda. At the time his heroic exploits seized the popular imagination, and to this day old comrades revere his memory with a passionate intensity. ... Read more
John Heartfield, born in 1901, was a Dadaist, whose speciality was the application of photomontage techniques to political tracts and newspapers. His satirical art works infuriated the Nazis, particularly his posters depicting Hitler as a grotesque superman'. ... Heartfield was a leading figure in ... Read more
An unusual documentary about Kudzu(PuerariaThunbergiana), a vine threatening to take over large portions of the Southern landscape of the USA. ... Imported from Japan in the 1930s for erosion control, its spreading growth has become a problem of menacing ... proportions. ... Featuring the Kudzu ... Read more
A poetical analysis of the style, 'Art Nouveau'. ... Read more
In the stars two lovers float: their souls united through time and space. ... Read more
It is 1950. In Sydney, a young Polish woman, Dana, awaits the arrival of Tadek, her prospective husband from Poland. ... Dana and her baby daughter have come from a refugee camp in Germany. She works at night as a cleaner in a city office, where she strikes up a casual friendship with a night ... Read more
A surrealist vision of life and afterlife on skid row...blending reality and fantasy into a powerful drama. Wyn Roberts plays Hunter, the down and out who embarks upon an odyssey through the subterranean world of the inner city to seek refuge and companionship, and finds the startling reality of ... Read more
Using a variety of techniques, including live action, this film examines the mechanics of the creative process of making an animated film, and the relationship between the creator and his creation. ... Read more
Isolated in the vast expanse of the ... storm-swept Southern Ocean, Macquane Island is a life raft and sanctuary for millions of penguins, seals and flying birds that live off the rich Antarctic waters that surround it. ... This episode from a four-part series, Edge of the Cold', explores the ... Read more
A series of mini-stories satirising our world in the 20th Century. ... Bronze Award, Cracow. ... Read more
Manimals takes you into the incredible world of exotic pets, full of love, comedy, ego and tragedy. ... Read more
A group of young people, headed by a ... veterinary surgeon, arrive at an impoverished Indian village to help start a milk co-operative. They come up against two kinds of vested interest a private contractor who has been exploiting the villagers, and the village headman who hopes to use the ... Read more
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