Touch the Sun: Captain Johnno

Australia, 1988

TV show

Johnno is 10 years of age, deaf and always in strife. He lives in a small fishing town and he has an affinity with the sea that he shares with Tony, an Italian fisherman, whom the townsfolk also ridicule. Johnno’s best friend is his sister, Julie, who is going away to boarding school in the city. When Johnno discovers this news he is devastated and runs away to his secret place - a deserted island. Johnno’s running away causes much havoc in the small community and the experience helps him realise that he must learn to live with his deafness and trust those who love him.

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Credits

director

Mario Andreacchio

producer

Jane Ballantyne

production company

Australian Children's Television Foundation

Language

English

Duration

01:36:23:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

34980

Audience classifications

G

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Italians - Australia

Childrens Films

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Deafness

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Australia

Television → Television series

Television → Television series → Television series - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file H264; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

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