NFSA Blog

Broke: creating a dialogue

NFSA Publicity Coordinator Jemma Pietrus interviews filmmaker Heath Davis ahead of our exclusive Canberra season of his new film Broke.

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TV history: covering an assassination attempt

Fifty years ago, on 21 June 1966, Australia was shocked when Labor and Opposition Leader Arthur Calwell was shot at close range by 19-year-old Peter Kocan.

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A Town Like Alice 60th anniversary

A Town Like Alice premiered in Australia on 24 July 1956 and celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2016.

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Remixing 'Treaty'

In the second part of our 'Treaty’ 25th anniversary celebration we spoke with two of the remixers behind the Filthy Lucre Remix, Gavin Campbell and Robert Goodge.

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25 years of 'Treaty'

Twenty-five years ago, on 14 July 1991, a remix of Yothu Yindi’s 'Treaty’ became the first song by an Aboriginal band to chart in Australia, peaking at number 11 in September 1991.

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Cigars, para-sports and a love story

An Adelaide dentist and amateur filmmaker has donated almost 10 hours of footage which helps chronicle the Australian and international Paralympic movement in the 1970s and 80s. Curator Annie Breslin shares the story behind these films.

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Wall of (recorded) sound: Gerry O’Neill, Senior Disc Preservationist

Meet NFSA staffer Gerry O’Neill: preserving Australia’s sound heritage when he’s not thrashing his guitar with punk outfit The Bladder Spasms.

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Mother and son, at the heart of Proof

We spoke with actors Heather Mitchell and Jeffrey Walker, the mother and son at the heart of the 1991 classic Proof.

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Vale Paul Cox

Paul Cox, Australia’s most prolific film auteur, has passed away.

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Fame and reinvention: Ross O'Donovan beyond Starstruck

Ross O’Donovan talks about the impact that the film Starstruck (1982) has had on his life.

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