Nations of The World
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The culture of the Borroloola, an Aboriginal community living in Australia's Northern Territory, is depicted in this uniquely gripping documentary. Shaped by the Borroloola themselves, the film takes an innovative approach to its narrative, using lush visuals and a moving chronicle of their struggle to maintain rights over the land ... more
In an attempt to ensure the timely, smooth development of a fledgling 18th-century colony formed by the English at Australia's Sydney Cove, the government shipped 225 females of questionable repute from their streets and prisons to the struggling colony so that men would have mates for breeding and (hopefully) refrain from acts of sexual ... more
Encouraging mankind to nourish their connection to all living things, musician Julian Lennon co-produced this chronicle of primitive tribes from around the world gathering in Australia to celebrate their spiritual relationships with whales. Pierce Brosnan, John Hurt, Geoffrey Rush, and Jack Thompson also appear in the film, which combines ... more
Sculpture By The Sea(2007)
For over a decade, the annual Australia-based event known as "Sculpture by the Sea" has afforded art lovers the opportunity to survey remarkable works of sculpture set amidst the spectacular backdrop of the coastal landscape. This short documentary celebrates the popular exhibit as curator David Handley reveals how he and his dedicated ... more
Life With Ashley(2009)
In this edgy Australian documentary, film school dropout Chris Butler turns the cameras on his 17-year-old sister Ashley as she devises a plan to seduce her secret crush. With only one week to lure him into her trap, the eccentric Australian teen proves she will do whatever it takes to make him hers, including throwing a party just ... more
Kiri Wai, Inner Skin(2010)
As an adolescent visiting the South Pacific, director Bruce Giglio received the start of a moko--Maori body art. This documentary chronicles his return there, as it examines the Maori culture and the significance of the moko to insiders and outsiders. 64 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.