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.
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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
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)