Great coastal dune show

Australia, 1976

Film
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Sponsored by the Department of Environment, Housing and Community Developments, this film adopts a satirical approach to the needs of a coastal dwelling nation like Australia actively trying to preserve coastline ecosystems. The film is short and its “message” is sharp: building on sand is insecure in more than one sense. Largely because of the humorous approach taken by the scriptwriter, the future impact of interference with dune communities should be felt by all audiences but, in particular, those who see the film in the classroom.

Credits

director

Ron Saunders

producer

Malcolm Smith

production company

South Australian Film Corporation

Language

English

Duration

00:11:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31020

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Coasts - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Seaside communities

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Coastal ecology

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental protection

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Sand dunes

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → City planning - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → City planning - Australia

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)

U-Matic; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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