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Films In 1959

Jaile and his cousin Adriu live on the island of Lakeba in the Fiji Islands. They go to Suva, one to train as a doctor, the other to travel. Jaile returns in disappointment to Lakeba realising that. unless trained, he is better off in his own village than labouring in Suva. ... Read more
In Fiji there is a tendency for the young people to drift to the larger centres of population. This is the story of one such young man and his realisation that, after all, there is a place for him in his village. ... Read more
Based on his art, the film interprets the soul of the negro in The Belgian Congo. ... The material is divided into three parts: "The Birth of Man" covers the life of man, from birth to death, as it appears in the native sculpture. His growth throughout childhood until his later dominance over the ... Read more
An account of the engineering feat, carried out by Thomas A. Walker between 1872 and 1886, as a result of which the unique pumping system was established which still keeps the Severn Tunnel free of water. ... Read more
The Emperors of the Ming Dynasty concealed treasures under each of their tombs, so effectively hidden, that only in 1958 was the first of these - that of the Emperor Wan-li - discovered. ... Read more
Using photo-animation techniques, this publicity film advertises Shell petrols that contain I.C.A. ... Read more
Known for years as the world's one volcanologist, Haroun Tazieff, a Belgian scientific explorer, has brought back in this unique film the findings of his investigations of 28 volcanoes in Japan, Java, the Philippines, Mexico, Chile, Tanganyika, Italy and elsewhere. His record, a factual poem ... Read more
Shot in and around a youth club in Kennington, a London suburb, pitched between the dry discipline of social documentary and a toughly optimistic personal impression, We are the Lambeth Boys approaches its characters with directness and unaffected sympathy. These boys and girls speak up for ... Read more
One of the few Rumanian films shown in Australia, When the Mist is Lifting, like Stars, deals with the theme that each person must make a contribution to the prevention of wars. ... The story is set during the Second World War. The young man is dying on the front. Shells are exploding all around ... Read more
Dostoevsky's famous bitter sweet story - of the girlwho wails 'or the return of her lover from abroad, wandering through the night streets of St Petersburg, and finding temporary consolation in the friendship of a dreamer who falls in love with her - has inspired several film versions, the most ... Read more
Yantra is the Hindu term for instruments of worship which are designed to stimulate greater awareness. To this end the visuals of this film are dynamic and vividly coloured. ... Read more
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