The Artist, the Peasant = L'artista, Il Contadino

Australia, 1990

Film
Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

Artist Giuseppe Mercuri dreamed of emigrating to Australia with his family in the 1950’s but was refused entry on account of his Communist Party membership and only now has he been allowed entry to visit the country of his dreams. His work captures the reflective nature of the people and lifestyle of Calabria, the area in which he was born. In this film his nephew, Franco di Chiera has documented faithfully Mercuri’s life from the hardships of his youth through the years of creative achievement and finally to his long awaited trip to Australia which meant the fulfilment of a lifetime dream.

Credits

producer/director

Franco Di Chiera

production company

Film Australia

Language

English

Duration

00:56:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36889

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists

Crafts & Visual Arts → Mercuri, Giuseppe

Crafts & Visual Arts → Painting, Italian

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Emigration and immigration

People → Mercuri, Giuseppe

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url=https://acmi.net.au/works/81041--the-artist-the-peasant-lartista-il-contadino/ |title=The Artist, the Peasant = L'artista, Il Contadino |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=25 January 2021 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}