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¤ Ethnocide in the Outback

An animated history of Australia, from European discovery to modern days; funny, slapstick humour, with a little satire thrown in ↓

◊ Australian Aboriginal Genocide ↓ [info from Australian government sources]

◊ Aboriginal History ↓ From the Dreamtime to the arrival of the British…till now.

Cane Toads – The Conquest

A documentary horror film about the environmental devastation left in the wake of the giant toads’ unstoppable march across Australia. Cane Toads: The Conquest [85 min] is a comic yet provocative account of Australia’s most notorious environmental blunder from filmmaker Mark Lewis.

Shot against the harsh and beautiful landscape of northern Australia, Cane […]

Walkabout [N. Roeg]

Very few films achieve a kind of subliminal greatness with cross-cultural impact, but Walkabout is one of those: a visual tone poem that functions more as an allegory than a conventionally plotted adventure.

Considered a cult favorite for years, Nicolas Roeg‘s 1971 film is about two British […]

Peter Carey

¤ PARROT AND OLIVIER IN AMERICA (excerpts)

Olivier is an aristocrat, one of an endangered species born in France just after the Revolution. Parrot, the son of an itinerant English printer and twice Olivier’s age, always wanted to be an artist but has ended up a servant. Starting on different sides of […]

AC/DC

Formed in 1973 in Sydney, Australia, AC/DC found their earliest success in their native country. After releasing their albums in the U.S. and touring outside of Australia in the late 1970s, the band began to receive international recognition. Their breakthrough was “Highway to Hell”, but this success was marred by the death […]

Mick Harvey + Nick Cave

Mick Harvey (born 29 August 1958) is an Australian rock musician, singer-songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer. A multi-instrumentalist, he is best known for his long-term collaborations with Nick Cave, with whom he formed The Boys Next Door, The Birthday Party and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.

◊ A cover […]