Icarus

Australia, 1975

Film
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Man, it seems, has long craved to fly as the birds fly, silently propelled only by the forces of nature. Some get towed aloft in large gliders; others, like flying men harnessed to flimsy wings, launch themselves from wind swept cliff tops. Icarus is a view of both forms of the gliding sport in which the viewer gains the same sense of freedom, of elevation above the problems of the earthbound as do the men who choose to gain recreation in this exciting way. No spoken commentary.

Credits

production company

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

Film Australia

Outlook

director

Antonio Colacino

producer

Don Murray

Duration

00:14:07:00

Colour

Colour

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

30885

Subject categories

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Flight

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Gliders (Aeronautics)

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Gliding and soaring

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Gliding and soaring

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Hang gliders

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Flight

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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