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Bradbury, David

Works: 18 works in 105 publications in 4 languages and 1,956 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Biography  Documentary television programs  War films  Personal narratives‡vAustralian  Personal narratives 
Roles: Director, Author, Producer, Restager , Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, E
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about David Bradbury
Most widely held works by David Bradbury
Chile : hasta cuando? by David Bradbury( Visual )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of a brutal military dictatorship made during a three month visit to Chile in 1985 by David Bradbury. The footage reveals a country torn with civil strife and political unrest
Frontline : an eyewitness account of the Vietnam war by David Bradbury( Visual )

19 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and French and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Academy Award nominee is a must for all courses dealing with the Vietnam War and its divisive effect on the American people. Its focus is Neil Davis, a news cameraman whose famous combat footage was shown all over the world. As an Australian, he perceived the war from a different perspective than any American journalist. Davis formed a deep attachment to the Vietnamese troops and was even allowed to cross enemy lines. He was the only Western journalist to film the fall of Saigon. His insights into the many ironies of this war will allow younger audiences to understand its complexities and its horrors
Fond memories of Cuba by David Bradbury( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memories of Cuba is an affectionate and thoughtful portrait of Cuba, some forty years after Castro took power. Academy Award-nominated David Bradbury (Frontline, Chile Hasta Cuando?) documents the erosion of the revolution in Cuba and sadly acknowledges that the socialist dreams of earlier decades have evaporated in the face of harsh circumstances. As the filmmaker travels across the island on trains, in broken-down cars, and sometimes hitchhiking, he encounters a fascinating cross-section of people who share their current reality, their hopes and disappointments. He discovers that the new generation looks to capitalism and tourism as the desperate solution to Cuba s economic woes. Among those Cubans Bradbury encounters are: an elderly couple living in a rent free apartment without plumbing who are grateful they eat every day; a broadcaster whose family has deserted Cuba to live in Miami; a documentary filmmaker who expresses frustration because his film on racism in Cuba was banned from the Havanna Film Festival; a dissident who calls for freedom of speech and free elections, and faces arrest. The story that unfolds is set against a backdrop of exuberant music and local color. While revolutionary ardor still burns in the breasts of many Cubans, and Che Guevara is still revered, forty years of economic hardship has taken its toll
Raul, the terrible : Argentina's Robin Hood by David Bradbury( Visual )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Raul Castells, a modern day Argentinian Robin Hood. This is a warts-and-all portrait of a man driven to change the world and a frightening insight into the politics of poverty. Raul Castells was born in the city of Rosario, birthplace of the legendary Che Guevara. He is a walking, talking, pushing, barging force of nature. He fights the Government. He fights big business. He invades buildings and occupies casinos. And he has good reason. In December 2001, there was a seismic shift in Argentina’s economic and political landscape. The Government devalued the currency and froze people’s savings – effectively pushing the middle class into the even larger pool of unemployed working poor. Currently, there are 20 million people below the poverty line. 25% of children suffer malnutrition and up to 17,000 a year die from it. The average Argentinian does not have a job, a roof over their head or any means to provide for their family
The Crater: A Vietnam War Story( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A very personal story of one man's tour of duty in Vietnam and his obsessive search to locate 42 former enemy soldiers he saw Killed in Action so that their bodies can be returned to their families and their spirits put to rest. Brian Cleaver was conscripted to fight in Vietnam for his country. He lived through the biggest battle the Australians fought in Vietnam which left him numb and shell shocked for the next 46 years. His way of seeking atonement was to make ten trips to Vietnam, obsessively searching for the unmarked mass grave - a giant B52 bomb crater - that held the unknown soldiers of that battle. Directed by veteran filmmaker David Bradbury (Oscar nominated for his film Frontline about legendary Vietnam war cameraman Neil Davis), The Crater includes in-depth interviews with those men who were prepared to put their heads above ground and engage with the huge number of advancing communist soldiers who were hell bent on wiping out the Australians. Bradbury has also captured interviews with North Vietnamese veterans who fought in the battle and the families of the martyrs whose souls are still wandering. The Crater is a deeply emotional story about the long term consequences of war. It includes powerful re-enactments of the 1968 Battles of Coral and Balmoral
Nicaragua - No Pasaran by David Bradbury( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1979 the revolutionary Sandinista movement came to government after 43 years of organised resistance and the death of 50,000 Nicaraguans. They inherited a country bankrupt and with a foreign debt of US 1.5 billion dollars. Through the central figure of leading Sandinista Tomas Borge, David Bradbury examines the past, present and future of this small Central American nation whose methods of survival continue to challenge the US military machine and, through liberation theology, the Catholic Church. Australian filmmaker David Bradbury, spent six months in Nicaragua. What he experienced there, and captured on film, was the human face of a troubled revolution. For years Nicaragua suffered under the brutal dictatorship of General Somoza. NICARAGUA: NO PASARAN describes this period of Nicaraguan history simply, and explains the extraordinary events which led to the formation and eventual coming to power of the revolutionary Sandinista movement. Ronald Reagan, President of the USA, is constantly accusing the Sandinista government of activities that threaten to destabilise the whole of Central America. One by one, the film explores the truth or otherwise of these accusations. Are the Sandinistas just puppets who dance to the tune of Moscow and Cuba? Why was the Pope shouted down by tens of thousands of angry Nicaraguans at his mass rally in Managua in 1983? Is this to be another Vietnam? As with his previous films, Bradbury has concentrated on a central character to best illustrate the story of Nicaragua. It is Tomas Borge, Minister of the Interior in the nine-man National Directorate – the collective leadership that governs Nicaragua. Borge is the only surviving founder of the original Sandinista movement. He lived the life of a political fugitive, always on the run, for 19 years. His wife was raped, tortured and murdered by Somoza’s National Guard. He himself was tortured and spent six years in gaol. Now as Minister of the Interior, in charge of police and State security, he is at the centre of Nicaragua’s fight for survival against the US-backed contras who are attempting to overthrow the Sandinista government. It is through Borge’s charismatic personality that the history and spirit of this most unusual revolution are given voice: NICARAGUA: NO PASARAN: – Nicaragua: they will not enter
Public Enemy Number One by David Bradbury( Visual )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1981 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For most of his working life, controversial Australian journalist Wilfred Burchett chose to report from the “other side”. His unorthodox views and activities caused him to be labelled a traitor by many. Burchett was the first Western journalist to report on the devastating after effects of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. He believed that the West was wrong to intervene in Korea. During the Vietnam war he lived among the Viet Cong, and was a friend and admirer of Ho Chi Minh. “I write this as a warning to the world.” So began the story filed at Hiroshima in August 1945 by Wilfred Burchett, the first Western journalist to witness the devastation of nuclear war. While 250 journalists were reporting on the Japanese surrender, Burchett alone realized the real story was in that doomed city, officially off limits to outsiders. World War ll was the last war that Australian Wilfred Burchett was to report from his countrymen’s side. It was his firm conviction that the West was wrong in Korea, and wrong later in Vietnam, and the stories he filed outraged the West. His long-standing friendship with Ho Chi Minh, the leader of North Vietnam, enabled him to live among the Vietcong. Public Enemy Number One includes footage from the Vietnamese archives rarely seen in the West. Was Burchett a traitor as his detractors claim? There are no easy answers. Burchett insists he was exercising his journalistic responsibility in reporting the truth. The West, he felt, was getting only a distorted view of the conflict. His critics, however, felt he was abetting the enemy and even brainwashing allied prisoners. The Australian Government denied him a passport for 17 years, forcing him to live in exile. In tracing Burckett’s life and the wars he covered, Public Enemy Number One raises many issues of vital importance. Can a democracy tolerate opinions it considers subversive to its national interest? How far can freedom of the press be extended in wartime? A gripping part of the film occurs when filmmaker Bradbury was ambushed with Burchett by Cambodian guerillas on a mountain road. In the tradition of photojournalism, Bradbury’s camera kept rolling, recording the bloody scene. Burchett escaped injury but can not escape the irony that confronted him in Cambodia. The Pol Pot regime which he had championed had turned Cambodia into a killing ground worse than Hiroshima. Had his loyalties been misplaced after all?
War on trial( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After pedalling across the airport tarmac on a red tricycle, Bryan Law in his signature ten gallon hat and business suit had executed his mission. Seconds later, he was surrounded by military troops and security guards. This was not the action of a crazed man, but of an educated, middle-aged teacher. Since the eighties there have been scores of disarmament actions in the Ploughshare tradition: In the words of the Old Testament prophets Isaiah and Micah, we are called to be peacemakers to ... beat swords into ploughshares and spears into pruninghooks. The Rocky Tiger Ploughshares action had been planned and announced in the Rockhampton Bulletin, but its execution still took the Australian Army by surprise. A Tiger Attack helicopter was the focus of this audacious act, following the revelations of the Collateral Murder video showing innocent journalists and children being targeted in Iraq by US military gunners. A seasoned peace activist, Bryan was well prepared for the trial, but fate intervened and he died on Easter Monday 2013 from a heart attack. However the story did not end there. Graeme Dunstan, a greying Buddhist peace pensioner, had accompanied Bryan to the action and he now faced the charges alone. The stakes were high. Willful damage carries a penalty of up to ten years in prison. The repair bill was estimated at $162 000. Encouraged by supporters gathered at Rockhampton for the trial, socially networked friends around the globe and a ‘Mackenzie friend’ in court, Graeme took up the challenge and together they put the government and the helicopter on trial. The Ploughshares documentary shares this remarkable story of peacemaking in an era of perpetual war in the belief that ... Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore
My Asian heart( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My Asian Heart follows award winning photojournalist Philip Blenkinsop on assignment to China, setting up his next exhibition, capturing Nepal during the pro democracy uprisings, and reflecting on the plight of the Hmong survivors who continue to haunt him. This provocative and moving program follows the constant tension between his artistic commitments and the drive to report on world conflicts. Based in Bangkok for the last twenty years, Philip's work which focuses on documenting forgotten conflicts, rebel groups, and life and death on the streets of Asia, and have won him numerous awards around the world."--VEA website
Public enemy number one : a biography of Wilfred Burchett( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film includes archival footage rarely seen outside Vietnam
Wilfred Burchett : d'Hiroshima à Hanoï by David Bradbury( Visual )

in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Front line( Recording )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the work of Australian war correspondent Neil Davis covering the Vietnam war. Combines his discussion of his experiences with extensive footage shot by him and others
[2004 Australian federal election campaign- political party and candidate web sites - New South Wales Internet Sites]( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection contains the web sites (New South Wales) of political parties and candidates for the 2004 Australian federal election campaign
Nicaragua : a film( Visual )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tomas Borge, the only surviving member of the original Sandinista movement, is Minister of the Interior in the nine man National Directorate, the collective leadership that governs Nicaragua. Borge recounts his experiences during his internment under the Samoza regime while talking to Jon Snow, the English T.V. correspondent. Explains the events which led to the formation of the revolutionary Sandinista movement and its rise to power in 1979. Also explores accusations made by the United States that the Nicaraguan Government is involved in
Vuurlinie = Frontline( Visual )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reportage over het leven en werk van de Australische cameraman Neil Davis die 11 jaar lang voor een Engels t.v. station de verslaggeving over de oorlog in Vietnam heeft verzorgd
Nicaragua : what happened to the revolution ; the pull - postcard from Holland, Michigan ; Gerry Adams interview - World in focus ; Mongolia - changing lives of the nomadic horse herders( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bradbury revisits Nicaragua, 13 years after making 'no pasaran' which looked at the armed revolution. Now there is a ballot for a new president, but the democracy also only provides a choice between the right wingers and the Sandanistas. The country still suffers from desperate poverty and social inequality
Nicaragua : no pasaran( Recording )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Bradbury discusses American involvement in Nicaragua and his film "Nicaragua, no pasaran."
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Alternative Names
David Bradbury Australian filmmaker

David Bradbury australischer Filmregisseur und -produzent

David Bradbury journalist uit Australië