Documents the clash of two cultures that occurred in the 1930s when the people of the highlands of New Guinea encountered the first Europeans to enter their world - for an El Dorado. One of these Australians, Michael Leahy, took a movie camera with him, and so managed to capture on film the confrontation between one civilisation and the representatives of another.
Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.
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In ACMI's collection
Previously on display
22 April 2019
ACMI Viewing Booths
Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)
Black and White and Colour
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)
16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)
16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)