First contact

Australia, 1983

Film

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.

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22 April 2019

Credits

production company

Dick Smith Adventure

Arundel Productions

producer/director

Robin Anderson

Bob Connolly

Language

English

Duration

00:54:00:00

Colour

Black and White and Colour

Appears in

Constellation

Bob Connolly

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