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Asian Insight, Japan: The Bamboo Bends and Does Not Break
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directed by Arch Nicholson, 1941-1990; produced by John Temple, fl. 1976 and Don Murray, fl. 1962, in Asian Insight (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1976), 50 mins
Modern Japan pulsates with people, colour and prosperity. But behind the everyday courtesies are time-honoured traditions and a society that seemingly is a paradox. Unwravelling the history of this complex country leads to a renewed understanding of the Japanese people.
directed by Arch Nicholson, 1941-1990; produced by John Temple, fl. 1976 and Don Murray, fl. 1962, in Asian Insight (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1976), 50 mins
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East Timor - Birth of a Nation, Rosa's Story
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directed by Luigi Acquisto, fl. 1987-2014; produced by Stella Zammataro, fl. 2002 and Luigi Acquisto, fl. 1987-2014, in East Timor - Birth of a Nation (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2002), 55 mins
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Rosa Martins, a young widow, lives with her three youngest boys in a shack she built herself in East Timor's capital, Dili. After 18 months of saving, she finally has the money to travel to two distant orphanages where, in desperation, she sent her three older children. It's the first time the entire family will b...
directed by Luigi Acquisto, fl. 1987-2014; produced by Stella Zammataro, fl. 2002 and Luigi Acquisto, fl. 1987-2014, in East Timor - Birth of a Nation (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2002), 55 mins
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Flowers and the Wide Sea, Part 2, Citizens
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directed by Tony Stevens, fl. 1994, in Flowers and the Wide Sea, Part 2 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1994), 56 mins
CITIZENS examines the plight of those Chinese who remained in Australia after the 'White Australia' policy was put in place. Regulations designed to disqualify Chinese from citizenship, ownership of land or businesses, reunion with their families or service in the armed forces encouraged many Chinese to return to...
directed by Tony Stevens, fl. 1994, in Flowers and the Wide Sea, Part 2 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1994), 56 mins
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Human Face of China, It Is Always So In The World
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directed by Bob Kingsbury, fl. 1967-1977; produced by Suzanne Baker, fl. 1968-1986, Film Australia, in Human Face of China (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1979), 27 mins
An examination of the day-to-day life of the Sun family in the village of Pengpu, one of 150 villages built in Shanghai in two decades from the 1950s.
directed by Bob Kingsbury, fl. 1967-1977; produced by Suzanne Baker, fl. 1968-1986, Film Australia, in Human Face of China (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1979), 27 mins
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Human Face of China, Son of the Ocean, Son of the Ocean
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directed by Bob Kingsbury, fl. 1967-1977; produced by Suzanne Baker, fl. 1968-1986, Film Australia, in Human Face of China, Son of the Ocean (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1979), 27 mins
One of the grandest links in China's network of waterways is the Yangtze River, which was closed to foreigners in 1949. In this riverboat journey, as we travel through the Yangtze Gorges on the way from Chungking (Chongqing) to Wuhan, the story of the boat's crew and passengers unfolds.
directed by Bob Kingsbury, fl. 1967-1977; produced by Suzanne Baker, fl. 1968-1986, Film Australia, in Human Face of China, Son of the Ocean (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1979), 27 mins
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Our Asian Neighbours - India, Episode 2, Bombay Movies
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directed by Bob Kingsbury, fl. 1967-1977; produced by Bruce Moir, fl. 1971-1990, Film Australia; interview by Vinod Khanna, 1946-, in Our Asian Neighbours - India, Episode 2 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1977), 15 mins
Vinod Khanna is one of the most popular Hindi movie stars in the large Bombay film industry. The film explores his life and work as a way of gaining insight into the India's popular culture.
directed by Bob Kingsbury, fl. 1967-1977; produced by Bruce Moir, fl. 1971-1990, Film Australia; interview by Vinod Khanna, 1946-, in Our Asian Neighbours - India, Episode 2 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1977), 15 mins
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Our Asian Neighbours - India, Episode 7, Rana
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directed by Deborah Kingsland, fl. 1977; produced by Bruce Moir, fl. 1971-1990, Film Australia, in Our Asian Neighbours - India, Episode 7 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1977), 18 mins
The story of a young Muslim girl student living in a crowded section of Old Delhi. The customary veiling of women (Purdah) and impending marriage by arrangement are examined.
directed by Deborah Kingsland, fl. 1977; produced by Bruce Moir, fl. 1971-1990, Film Australia, in Our Asian Neighbours - India, Episode 7 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1977), 18 mins
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Our Asian Neighbours - India, Episode 14, The Village Economy: A Village in Tanjore
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directed by Bob Kingsbury, fl. 1967-1977; produced by Bruce Moir, fl. 1971-1990, Film Australia, in Our Asian Neighbours - India, Episode 14 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1977), 15 mins
Mr. Raghavachari owns 20 acres of very productive paddy fields in the village of Thillaisthanam, Southern India. He employs many labourers who are not lucky enough to own their own land. He discusses the developments in the village rice industry, and the effects these have on the lives of the people.
directed by Bob Kingsbury, fl. 1967-1977; produced by Bruce Moir, fl. 1971-1990, Film Australia, in Our Asian Neighbours - India, Episode 14 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1977), 15 mins
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Our Asian Neighbours - Thailand, Ka Rorn: Southern Village
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directed by Arch Nicholson, 1941-1990; produced by Thanom Soongnarata, fl. 1971 and John Morris, fl. 1971, Film Australia, in Our Asian Neighbours - Thailand (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1971), 4 mins
Our Asian Neighbours is a series of films that aims to convey everyday life in Asia and promote greater understanding of often complex societies. This series is devoted to India and brings to life its people and their culture. Each program captures the lifestyle of a different individual in their own environment a...
directed by Arch Nicholson, 1941-1990; produced by Thanom Soongnarata, fl. 1971 and John Morris, fl. 1971, Film Australia, in Our Asian Neighbours - Thailand (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1971), 4 mins
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Our Asian Neighbours - Thailand, Season 1, Episode 3, Harvest at Nong Lub
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directed by Brian Hannant, 1940-; produced by Thanom Soongnarata, fl. 1971 and John Morris, fl. 1971, Film Australia, in Our Asian Neighbours - Thailand, Season 1, Episode 3 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1971), 19 mins
Without intruding, this film follows the lives of a Thai family during the rice harvest. The comings and goings, the hard work, the moments of relaxation, the dreams and aspirations are briefly captured with the hope of providing an understanding of the differences in lifestyle and the similarities between this li...
directed by Brian Hannant, 1940-; produced by Thanom Soongnarata, fl. 1971 and John Morris, fl. 1971, Film Australia, in Our Asian Neighbours - Thailand, Season 1, Episode 3 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1971), 19 mins
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