Dean Semler, Australia, 23 mins, 1979, Digital Betacam
A shearer, his wife and six kids leave the farm at daybreak for the week's big event - a Saturday visit to the nearest town, Lake Cargellio.
Exquisitely filmed by Academy Award winning cinematographer Dean Semler, Saturday beautifully captures the atmospherics of Australian rural life.
|Cane Toads - An Unnatural History|
Cane Toads - An Unnatural HistoryPG
Mark Lewis, Australia, 46 mins, 1987, Digital Betacam
In 1935, in an operation to save the nation's sugar cane crop from destruction by the greyback beetle, the Queensland Government imported a sackload of Bufo Marinus, otherwise known as the humble cane toad.
This humorous documentary exposes one of the most bizarre biological blunders of all time and takes a close look at the way people have responded to living amongst these fat, slimy beasts.