Sunday Too Far Away

Australia, 1975

Film Australian film

One of the few Australian feature films in which the narrative is centred on the portrayal of workers on the job, tins this case a group of shearers working on an Outback station in 1955, in the months leading to the nine-month shearers’ strike. While the gun shearer played by Jack Thompson is the central character, the focus of this episodic and unsentimental drama is on the communal values of the group rather than on those of the individual.

Cinematography by Geoff Burton.

Cast also includes Max Cullen, Peter Cummins, John Ewart, John Hargreaves, Sean Scully, Ken Shorter, Gregory Apps.

Check out an excerpt of the film from Umbrella Entertainment

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Credits

director

Ken Hannam

co-producer

Matt Carroll

Gil Brealey

production company

South Australian Film Corporation

Language

English

Duration

01:34:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35165

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Shearing sheds

Animals & Wildlife → Sheep - Australia

Animals & Wildlife → Sheep shearers (Persons)

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Strikes and lockouts

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Mateship

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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