Invitation to a wedding

Australia, 1990

Film
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Episode of Series “Australian mosaic”.
An old Polish man looks back at his arrival in Australia. He describes his evacuation from a refugee camp in Germany; his work as a labourer on arrival in Australia; his marriage to a Polish woman and their eventual divorce. Simultaneously we watch a contemporary second-generation Polish-Australian couple getting married: Polish ritual and ceremony amidst an Australian landscape. The old man despairs over his ruined love, his hard life and hopes that the next generation can avoid his heartbreak. The narration is from Tadeurz Kempas’ autobiography “Metamorphoses”. The video was filmed amongst Hobart’s Polish community.

Credits

co-director

Stephen Ramsey

Joanna Konwicki

producer

Joanna Konwicki

production company

SBS-TV

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1990

Appears in

Australian mosaic

Group of items

Australian mosaic

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37670

Language

English

Subject categories

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

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Multiculturalism

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

Literature → Immigrants' writings

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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