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National Film and Sound Archive (Australia)

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Works: 983 works in 1,224 publications in 2 languages and 4,953 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Folklore  Drama  History  Sources  Discographies  Filmed plays  Biography  Nonfiction films  Art 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Other, prn
Classifications: DU116, 791.4372
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Jedda by Charles Chauvel( Visual )

16 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia's first colour feature film, it tells the story of an aboriginal girl, brought up on a Northern Territory catle station. She becomes fascinated by Marbuck, a full-blooded aboriginal, who forces her to return with him to his tribal lands, with a party from the station in hot pursuit
The Australian eye series( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the principle that the more one knows about a work of art the better one can appreciate it, this series makes a detailed examination of many of Australia's most outstanding paintings. Besides scrutinising one key work in close detail, each film reveals, wherever possible, the artist's drawings and studies for that work, and shows other related works. Many little known paintings from private collections have been included. Living artists have been recorded, talking about their techniques and the ideas behind their paintings. The letters and journals of earlier artists are drawn on, as well as the views of critics of the day. Every film was made in consultation with a leading expert on the artist, and scripts were discussed with the Education Department of NSW prior to production. The series consultant was Daniel Thomas, Curator of Australian Art at the Australian National Gallery, Canberra. Produced in 2011 by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
Namatjira the Painter( Visual )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers should be aware that this content may contain images or names of people who have since passed away. Australian contemporary art has no more interesting tale to tell than that of Aboriginal watercolour artist, Albert Namatjira. Namatjira was thirty years old before his hand first held a paintbrush. In about 1934 Rex Battarbee, a well-known Australian artist, visited Hermannsberg mission near Alice Springs. He took with him into the field as cook and general assistant the Arunta tribesman, Namatjira. This film tells the story of Namatjira's preoccupation with Battarbee's work, how he was determined to learn to paint and how Battarbee, realising the talent of his friend and assistant, taught him the elements of his craft. Today Namatjira's watercolours sell for high prices. Despite controversy, the power of Namatjira's rendering of his beloved ancestral land is not denied. Throughout his life and despite his success, he remained in the bush with his people and his paints. In this film, we see Albert Namatjira at work in the glowing country that he knows so well
Out of Time, Out of Place( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1970's two exciting discoveries of human fossil remains focused world attention on Lake Mungo, N.S.W. Evidence implied that two very different types of people lived in Australia long before the emergence of the modern Aborigines. Dr Alan Thorne examines the hypothesis that modern Aborigines are the descendants of two groups of people who migrated to Australia from Indonesia and eastern Asia
Women of Utopia( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women of Utopia features the work of Aboriginal women who live on Utopia Station near Alice Springs. The women produce beautiful batik, which they sell to shops, galleries and museums throughout the world - some of which is held in the National Gallery in Canberra. One of the featured artists is Emily Kame Kngwarreye, who has received much recognition and many accolades since the program was produced. The film also provides an insight into the lives of tribal Aboriginal women
The Mount Hagen show( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Papua New Guinea in 1963, various regional groups come together to celebrate their cultural heritage at one of the first Mount Hagen Shows, opened by Australia's Governor General Lord De L'Isle. Shot in 16mm this film records the splendid pageantry as thousands of men and women wearing full traditional costume and adorned with 'bilas bilong singsing' intermingle at the showground. Under elaborate headdresses and body paint, the men sing and dance to the mesmeric rhythm of their drums. Elsewhere, brass and pipe bands march and play rousing military airs and crowds wander round the sideshows. As well as the traditional dancing, they enjoy watching equestrian events, spear throwing competitions, cycle races and riding on the ubiquitous dodgem cars
Peppimenarti( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peppimenarti is a vast area of flood plains, rivers and forests. Its waters team with fish, its skies with birds. In 1976 a number of Aboriginal people left missions and settlements to return to live on their tribal lands, between the Daly River and Port Keats, in the far north of the Northern Territory. The Peppimenarti people began to convert this enormous tract of land into a cattle station. They brought in helicopters to muster the cattle that were already there, cattle so wild they easily escaped conventional muster by stockmen. They built yards, roads and houses and set up a store and a school. They also began to build up their ceremonial life. Today it is a successful cattle station, run by Aboriginal people, and a permanent town of several hundred. The Peppimenarti story has become an inspiration to other Indigenous Australians
When the snake bites the sun( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Snake Bites the Sun is the third in a trilogy of films which presents a compelling account of the return by a group of dispossessed Aboriginal people to their ancient tribal grounds in the northern outreaches of this continent. It follows on from the highly acclaimed and award-winning Lalai-Dreamtime (an account of an old man's return to his ancestral land) and Floating (a heart-rending portrayal of Aboriginal culture's collision with the arrogance of white civilisation)
Not to Lose You, My Language( Visual )

3 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program looks at a bilingual education program in the Northern Territory, where children are taught in English and Aboriginal languages. As there are many different Aboriginal languages, subjects are taught in a language appropriate to the subject matter. The aim of the program is to help Aboriginal children to see their language and culture as something worthwhile and so nurture their self-confidence and self-respect
Walking in the sunlight, walking in the shadow( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Made shortly after the 1967 Referendum, this program begins by identifying a stereotype of Aboriginal people as "no-hopers and bums". Northern Territorians speak of a growing awareness of the problems facing Indigenous Australians but claim there is widespread ignorance of the complexity of the issues outside the territory. Non-indigenous educators at schools, on missions and in communities such as Yuendumu and Maningrida, discuss their approaches to the education and 'social integration' of Aboriginal people, particularly children; some of the challenges they face, such as the traditional Aboriginal practice of promised marriage; their aims and their ideas for the future
The land of the lightning brothers( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers should be aware that this content may contain images or names of people who have since passed away. In the sandstone country southwest of Katherine in the Northern Territory lies a spectacular concentration of Aboriginal rock art. Ancestral beings, the Lightning Brothers, feature in this art. For the Wardaman people, the Lightning Brothers are an important part of their living culture. The Wardaman perform traditional songs and ceremonies associated with special Dreamtime places where their art is found. Like many rock art sites, the Wardaman's Dreamtime places are extremely vulnerable. This fascinating and educational program, featuring the music of Australian group Gondwanaland, looks at the way these valuable sites are being preserved
The pilot's funeral( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in Australian languages and English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Adrian Wagg arrived in Arnhem Land in the 1970s, he fell in love with the place and its people, helping the Yolngu to build homes on their ancestral lands and establish their own airline. This moving documentary recounts the life of this gentle giant of a man. But more than this, it tells of the extraordinary ten-day funeral that followed his tragic death in a helicopter accident. Not performed since the arrival of missionaries in the 1930s, the traditional Yolngu ceremony celebrates a remarkable bond, connecting black and white, people and land, past and future
Who killed Malcolm Smith?( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Malcolm Charles Smith who, like many Aboriginal people, was taken from his family as a child and died a shocking and early death after a life of institutionalisation and deprivation. In this documentary Richard Frankland, who helped investigate his death for the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, revisits Smith's friends and family who tell the story of Malcolm's life and death
Walya ngamardiki = Land my mother( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the relationship between Aboriginal people and their land, this film was inspired by Silas Roberts' submission to the 1976 Australian Government inquiry on uranium mining. Silas, whose tribal name is Ngourladi, is an elder of the Allawa clan and was the first chairman of the Northern Land Council, established to assist Aboriginal people make land claims based on traditional ownership. The film, which moves from Arnhem Land in the north to Yuendumu in the centre, examines the importance of maintaining Aboriginal culture and laws and explains the reasons behind the land rights struggle
God knows why but it works( Visual )

2 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The infant mortality rate of Australian Aboriginal children is amongst the highest in the world. From the late 1950s when he started working in northern NSW, Dr Archie Kalokerinos believed that Vitamin C deficiency lay behind many of the infant deaths and that his simple but revolutionary treatment of Vitamin C injections could save the lives of these children. He demonstrated that Vitamin C could also be used to treat a range of conditions in patients of all ages - from pneumonia to diabetes and strokes. Told in a mixture of documentary footage and dramatised scenes, this film is the story of his life and his crusade, from his childhood in a Greek-Australian family to his practice in the tiny western NSW town of Collarenebri
Federation films by Chris Long( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes film of the Federation procession and signing of Federation documents, Sydney 1-1-1901; the Boer War Servicemen's Review, Centennial Park, Sydney, 3-1-1901; rare Boer War scenes, including sequences of Australian contingents; first opening of Federal Parliament, Melbourne, May 1901 and a brief history of the Limelight Department
Australian jazz on record, 1925-80 by Jack Mitchell( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birds and billabongs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A record from the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition lead by anthropologist Charles P Mountford that explores the abundant birdlife and waterways of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia. Thousands of birds from around the world find sanctuary in the billabongs of Arnhem Land, feeding on the fish, insects and flowers that flourish there. Apart from their beauty, they serve the useful purpose of helping to keep the balance of nature in the uncultivated parts of Australia's far north. The film's soundtrack is perhaps the most unique ever recorded, bringing us the thrilling sound of the voices of thousands of birds breaking the quiet of the virgin bush
The Barry McKenzie movies by Tony Moore( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norm and Ahmed by Alexander Buzo( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a video of the controversial and critically acclaimed play Norm and Ahmed by Alex Buzo. The action centers on a chance midnight meeting between the ocker Norm and an urbane Pakistani student Ahmed. It is a timely play which reveals the racism and prejudice that continues to exist in Australian society today
 
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