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The Screen Guide

When Australia embarked on its mass migration program after World War Two, it was with a movie camera in hand. Film Australia, as the Government’s film unit, made films to attract migrants and to change attitudes to new arrivals. More recently, it made films about how migrants themselves were changed by coming here and the impact they had on shaping the nation. Film Australia’s Immigration presents a selection of fascinating films from this historically significant collection, along with contemporary interviews with some of the people who made them and some who were in them. Combined with a website and study guide, this DVD is a superb educational resource. An illuminating exploration of immigration and Australia - the people, policies and propaganda.

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Crew

Director
Paul Byrnes  Penelope McDonald
Writers
Paul Byrnes  Penelope McDonald
Producer
Paul Byrnes  Penelope McDonald
Executive Producers
Penelope McDonald  Franco di Chiera
Dir. of Photography
Steve MacDonald

Production Details

Production Completion
2004
Genre
History and national identity
Production Company
Film Australia Limited