Shadow dance

Australia, 1976

Film
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Impressionistic film, studying the effect of the total eclipse of the sun, in October 1976, in the southern half of Australia, on human and animal behaviour. Scenes of life in Australia are shown prior to, during, and after the eclipse, with an Aboriginal legend forming the theme of the film. Scenes include Aborigines dancing, race meetings, fairs, and reactions of the general public in the street. Also includes more orthodox scientific observations.

Credits

production company

Film Australia

Duration

00:16:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1976

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

28421

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Dances

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Animals & Wildlife → Animal behavior

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Australia - Social life and customs

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Eclipses, Solar

Music & Performing Arts → Aboriginal Australians - Dances

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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