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The Screen Guide

Members of a classical Indigenous Orchestra formed in the 1940s retrace their memories by taking a bus trip back to the medical institution they were incarcerated in for having Hansen's Disease (leprosy). They played Handel, Bach and Beethoven with style and feeling. At its height the ensemble numbered no fewer than 60 players, all Indigenous.

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Crew

Director
Mitch (Michelle) Torres
Writers
Mitch (Michelle) Torres
Producer
Mitch (Michelle) Torres
Executive Producers
David Jowsey
Composer
Michael Manolis

Cast

Bob and Mary Hutchenson - Molly Sebastian - Eileen Par - Margie Sasidgo - Sister Camille - Sister Francis - Emma Spratt - Cathy Manado-Watson - Mitch Torres (Narrator)

Production Details

Production Completion
1999
Genre
History and national identity, Science
Production Company
ABC TV Indigenous Programs Unit

Sales

International Sales
Mitch (Michelle) Torres

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • EthnoFilmfest Berlin
    (2001)