Film Australia's Immigration DVD


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2004, 195 Minutes

When Australia embarked on its mass migration program after World War Two, it was with a movie camera in hand. Film Australia, as the Government's film unit, made films to attract migrants and to change attitudes to new arrivals. More recently, it made films about how migrants themselves were changed by coming here and the impact they had on shaping the nation.

Film Australia's Immigration presents a selection of fascinating films from this historically significant collection, along with contemporary interviews with some of the people who made them and some who were in them. Combined with a study guide, this DVD is a superb educational resource. An illuminating exploration of immigration and Australia - the people, policies and propaganda.

A Film Australia National Interest Program. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

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Writers/Directors/Producers: Penelope McDonald, Paul Byrnes

Featured People: Jerzy Zubrzycki, Ann-Mari Jordens, Albert Moran, Oliver Howes, Pham Van Lan, Harold Grant, Bernard Freeman Riri Treweeke (nee Rina Ioannou), Blagica Bonic (nee Tonevska), James Ricketson.

Year: 2004

Running Time: 195 mins

Classification: Exempt from classification

Region: 0

Curriculum Links: English 'Belonging', 'Exploring Connections', HSIE/SOSE 'Immigration and Work', Australian History 'Post-War Australia', Modern History, Politics, International Relations, Australian Migration Law, Race and Ethnic Relations.


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SKU 200300100
Brand Film Australia

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