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The Screen Guide

In the 1970s in Australia's Western Desert, a teacher named Geoff Bardon helped start one of the most significant art movements of the 20th century. Working with the Aboriginal community at Papunya, he encouraged the people to paint their traditional dot designs using Western materials. In defiance of white authorities, Bardon also encouraged the artists to value their work commercially as well as spiritually, believing that by selling paintings the people could become independent of welfare as well as bring Indigenous art to the attention of the wider community. This is his story.

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Director
Catriona McKenzie
Writers
Nic Testoni  Jo Plomley
Producer
Nic Testoni  Jo Plomley  Megan McMurchy
Executive Producers
Penny Robins  David Jowsey
Dir. of Photography
Kim Batterham  Allan Collins ACS
Composer
Stephen Francis
Editor
James Bradley
Cast
No cast details
Production Completion
2004
Genre
Art and culture
Production Company
Film Australia Limited  Reel World Productions Pty Ltd

Selected Awards & Festivals