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40,000 Years of Dreaming

Synopsis
Explores Australian cinema from the beginning of the century, linking the high-tech narratives of film-making and the ancient Aboriginal creation myth of ‘the dreaming’. Examines such pictures WALKABOUT and PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK, GALLIPOLI, THE CHANT OF JIMMY BLACKSMITH, MURIEL’S WEDDING, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT and ROMPER STOMPER.
Series
New Zealand and Australia
Language
English
Country
Australia
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. b&w/col. 67 min.
Year of production
1996
Availability
Sale
Notes
Broadcast as THE YEARS OF DREAMING on C4 on 20/9/97.
Subjects
Media studies
Keywords
Australia; cinema - Australia; history of cinema

Credits

Director
George Miller
Producer
Doug Mitchell; George Miller
Writer
George Miller

Production Company

Name

Kennedy Miller Movies Pty Ltd

Sponsor

Name

Australian Film Finance Corporation

Name

British Film Institute

Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 7950
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
London
W1T 1LN

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
 

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