The Australian Alps: Mirka's Palace of Dreams

Australia, 1987

Film
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Episode number 6 of Series “Australian wilderness series”.
This program is the last in a series of 6 documentaries that examine the wilderness areas of Australia.
Mirka Mora is an eccentric artist, French by birth, who had never before ventured into the wilderness nor slept in a tent. Along with Tim McCartney Snape, the first Australian ever to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, and a Nepalese Sherpa, she travels into the Kosciusko wilderness. Mirka’s unique and expressive personality helps viewers see and experience this wilderness from an artist’s perspective. A Teacher’s guide accompanies the video.

Credits

writer

David Greig

director

David Greig

producer

David Morgan

production company

Kestrel Film Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:48:36:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35664

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Australian Alps (N.S.W. and Vic.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Kosciusko National Park (N.S.W.)

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Mora, Mirka, 1928-

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Mountaineering

People → Mccartney-Snape, Tim

People → Mora, Mirka, 1928-

Places → Australian Alps (N.S.W. and Vic.)

Places → Kosciusko National Park (N.S.W.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

DVD; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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