A Long time dream

Australia, 1988

Film
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Episode of Series “Australian mosaic”.
The diversity of remote Aboriginal tribes is vast and complex. Between them they speak fifty languages, live in 1,000 communities and number some 54,000 people. This program looks at some of the ways these communities have related to white society. Some communities live a superficially western style of life, yet cling to their tribal laws and customs. Others have developed social problems such as alcoholism by discarding their traditional lifestyles, some have returned to a traditional life-style and yet others are using western technology, such as radio broadcasting to reinforce and spread their own culture.

Credits

production company

Orcalia Productions

producer/director

Graham Cavanagh

Duration

00:29:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

Appears in

Australian mosaic

Group of items

Australian mosaic

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303248

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs

Aboriginal Australia → Torres Strait Islanders

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Ethnic radio broadcasting

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Torres Strait Islanders

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Aboriginal Australians - Social conditions

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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