Ten times empty

Australia, 1976

Film

A study of life in a Greek village community on the island of Simi, a barren rocky island lying in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey, with particular emphasis on the surrendering of traditional means of livelihood because of changing economic circumstances. Migration is a central theme of the film, with special reference to Australia. Scenes of the island reveal that despite a lack of factories, farming and jobs, close cultural and community ties bind the 3,000 inhabitants together.

Credits

production company

Juniper Films

producer

J Tristram

director
Duration

00:21:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1976

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

010715

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Greece - Emigration and immigration

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Greeks - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Tennant Creek (N.T.)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Emigration and immigration

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Greece - Economic conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Greece - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Greeks - Australia

History → Greece - Emigration and immigration

Places → Tennant Creek (N.T.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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