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The Screen Guide

THE FIFTH CONTINENT is a passionate and personal story of six different European émigrés who travel to Australia to realise their hopes and dreams. Emil Trifinoff escapes the fear of communism in his homeland of Bulgaria with nothing but the shirt on his back. Greta Silvers and Tom Keleman come to Australia as displaced persons and orphans. George Pappas escorts his two sisters in the hope of making the family fortune. Joan King flees England afraid the cold war will become a real one, while Lou Klepac arrives as a young teenager anticipating the adventure of a life time.

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Crew

Director
Steven Salgo
Writers
Miro Bilbrough  Steven Salgo
Producer
Steven Salgo
Executive Producers
David Jowsey

Production Details

Production Completion
1998
Production Company
ABC TV Entertainment & Specialist

Sales

International Sales
ABC Content Sales

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Australian Cinematographers Society Awards National
    (1999)