L’Artista, ll Contadino - The Artist, The Peasant


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Year 1991, 55 Minutes

This is the remarkable story of Guiseppe Mercuri, Italian artist, writer, poet and communist. 

Guiseppe Mercuri dreamed of emigrating to Australia with his family in the 1950s. He was refused entry on account of his communist party membership and only now is able to enter the country of his dreams.

His lifetime of creative achievement has been documented by his nephew, Franco di Chiera, to provide a stimulating insight into his remarkable life. 

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


Writer/Director/Producer: Franco di Chiera

Year: 1991

Running Time: 55 Minutes

Classification: Exempt from classification

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


Admission Impossible

Migrant Experience, The


SKU 198901400
Brand Film Australia

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