South of the Border

Australia, 1988

Film
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Music is an important part of the lives of Latin Americans, closely linked to the expression of their personal and political feelings, hopes and aspirations. In Central America, where the press is censored, and the radio and TV gagged; the U.S.-backed regimes have failed to stop the music. Although the penalties for singing the wrong song can be jail or death, the music goes on. This video is a powerful musical tour which starts in Cuba, and moves to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Narrated by Midnight Oil’s Peter Garrett, the film is a moving testament to the bravery and courage of those who pursue freedom.

Credits

producer/director

David Bradbury

Duration

01:03:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35107

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Central America

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Latin America

Crafts & Visual Arts → Politics in art

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Politics in art

Music & Performing Arts → Music

Places → Central America

Places → Latin America

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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