New Horizons: Cultural Patterns (Australia)


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1996, 27 Minutes

The New Horizons series explores the dramatic impact of global economic change on people’s lives. In all countries, global changes resulting from new trading agreements; market de-regulations; structural economic changes; and shifting notions of national borders are affecting individual lives. Through the eyes of salaried workers, contractors, international workers, entrepreneurs, men, women, young and old, this series tells stories that suggest how different societies are adjusting to an unpredictable future. 


John and Ros Moriarty run a design consultancy business in Adelaide, South Australia. Their company Balarinji exports contemporary graphic designs inspired by the colours and patterns of Aboriginal art. John belongs to the Stolen Generations and his personal history of forced separation and reunion with his tribal community forms a moving backdrop to this story of a successful business based on the unique fusion of cultures in modern Australia.

A Film Australia National Interest Program. Produced with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.


Director: Margot Nash

Year: 1996

Running Time: 27 Minutes

Classification: Exempt from classification

Curriculum Links: Textiles and Design, Visual Arts, Indigenous Studies, Cultural Studies, Studies of Society and Environment/Human Society and Its Environment (SOSE/HSIE).


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SKU 199401001
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