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The Screen Guide

The film is about digging the dirt both literally and figuratively. The area around Little Lonsdale Street (known as 'Little Lon') was notorious for almost a century as Melbourne's red light district. It was also home to thousands of poor working people and to successive groups of migrants from many backgrounds. The film draws on a variety of archival images to illustrate the history of the site as well as contributions made by archaelogists, historians and volunteers working on the site.

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Crew

Director
Jo Lane
Writers
Russell Porter
Producer
Jo Bell  Dimitris Economou
Executive Producers
Elisa Argenzio  Austin Steele

Production Details

Production Completion
1992
Genre
History and national identity
Production Company
VicScreen

Sales

International Sales
VicScreen

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Urban Edge Film Season - London
    (1994)
  • Urban Edge Film Season - Washington
    (1994)