The Spag [released version]

Australia, 1962

Film

Director Giorgio Mangiamele produced the first examples of multicultural cinema in this country. ‘The Spag’ was shot in the streets of Carlton and tells the story of a newspaper boy working to support his widowed mother; along the way his life is fraught with racism. The film is Neo-Realist in style and makes interesting use of incidental music and post-sync dubbed dialogue track; a dog’s bark is even mimicked by an actor’s voice. Stars the young Terry Donovan.

On display until:

ACMI Viewing Booths

22 April 2019

Credits

producer/director

Giorgio Mangiamele

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1962

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016653

Durations

00:25:00:00

00:36:40:00

Language

English

Audience classification

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Italians - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnic groups

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Italians - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Racism - Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file H264; NFSA Digital Access Copy

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