Last chance for the lucky country

Australia, 1987

Film
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The six programs use archival material, case studies of products and people and comparisons with other nations to show how Australia has fallen behind other nations through not utilizing its intellectual and enterpreneurial talent. The programs are: “Cringe dwellers” tells how some of our world firsts were stolen by more resourceful countries. “The Backward frontiers” looks at rural innovations. “Desperately seeking solutions” compares our research and development with Japan and U.S.A. “Ordinary people, extraordinary ideas” looks at the future of innovation. “Inventing the future” a view of the new breed of entrepreneurs. “Up the J curve” the story of our industrial decay, pointing to the light at the end of the tunnel. Accompanied by one teacher’s guide and student activities.

Credits

director

Ian Munro

producer

Geoffrey Barnes

production company

Film Australia

Language

English

Duration

03:00:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39465

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Entrepreneurship

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Economic conditions

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Technological innovations - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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