Serious undertakings

Australia, 1983

Film
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The film explores montage techniques with playful and complex effects. Through the film’s five separate segments, themes, images and sounds recur and clash in unexpected ways. The myths from Australian cultural history - of pioneers, mateship and rugged (male) individualism - are dismantled as created truths and manufactured history. Features Stephen Leeder, Marilyn Allen, Robert Alexander, Nicholas Enright.

Credits

director

Helen Grace

producer

Erika Addis

production company

Stunned Mullett Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:27:32:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

34227

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Australia - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → National characteristics, Australian

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cultural relativism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Feminism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → National characteristics, Australian

Experimental

Experimental → Experimental films - Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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