Time and place

Australia, 1970

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A study of our living environment in all its variety. Capturing the mood of today’s living, grasping at images of a graceful, more leisurely past, and examining alternative paths into the future. Without commentary, this deeply perceptive film establishes a basis for comparison of environmental situations, and asks the viewer to make their own choice. Begins with the documentation of Christo’s wrapping of the Sydney cove coastline (shot through a rose coloured lens in the final scenes).


production company

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit


Gil Brealey



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Subject categories

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environment - Social aspects

Crafts & Visual Arts → Architecture - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Christo, 1935-

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Environment - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social change

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Technology - Social aspects

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Technology - Social aspects

People → Christo, 1935-

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia






16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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