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The history of animated film in Australia, from the earliest experiments to the present-day, including interviews with pioneers and clips from a wide range of films.

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ADA [from HAND-DRAWN HISTORIES]

ADA [from HAND-DRAWN HISTORIES]

2002 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 7 min

This miniature masterpiece by animator Lee Whitmore draws on memories of her childhood, and especially the stillness and silence of her elderly grandmother. more

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AFTER THE APOLOGY

AFTER THE APOLOGY

2017 (M) 82 min

In Larissa Behrendt's riveting documentary, four Aboriginal women each face their own battle to challenge government policies and bureaucracies to bring their grandchildren home. Their grassroots actions spearhead a national conversation to curb skyrocketing rates of child removal. more

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ANIMATED

ANIMATED

1989 (G) 80 min

A film which rolls 75 years of Australian animation history into 80 rip-roaring minutes of fun and high jinks. more

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ANIMATING AEROPLANE JELLY

ANIMATING AEROPLANE JELLY

2020 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 24 min

An episode in the life of pioneer Australian animator, Eric Porter, and his creation of one of the most iconic and enduring of Australian advertising images. An award-winning film by Michael Kraaz. more

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BLOWN AWAY

BLOWN AWAY

2014 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 61 min

A powerful examination of the myths and facts of Cyclone Tracy, one of Australia's worst natural disasters which devastated the city of Darwin on Christmas Eve, 1974. The film especially explores previously unrecorded Indigenous responses to the crisis. more

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CHEEKY DOG [from the CAAMA Collection]

CHEEKY DOG [from the CAAMA Collection]

2005 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 22 min

Dion Beasley is 15 years old, profoundly deaf and suffers from Muscular Dystrophy. The only way he is able to communicate is through his drawings. With the help of a close friend and teacher, they have established a label for t-shirts and other apparel, called "Cheeky Dog". It is hoped that this venture will create... more

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HAND-DRAWN HISTORIES: The Films of Lee Whitmore

HAND-DRAWN HISTORIES: The Films of Lee Whitmore

2011 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 61 min

NED WETHERED (11 mins), ON A FULL MOON (17 mins), ADA (7 mins) and THE SAFE HOUSE (26 mins). EXTRA FEATURES: Interview (23 mins), The Making of ... (42 mins) Plus slideshow of storyboards. DVD also includes a 28-page DVD booklet - Hand-drawn Histories THE FILMS OF LEE WHITMORE: the animator talks about her... more

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HIRED ASSASSINS

HIRED ASSASSINS

2003 (PG) 58 min

An incisive documentary about Australia's leading editorial cartoonists who grapple daily with the double-edged sword of humour and seriousness to reveal the heart of politics in Australia. more

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NED WETHERED [from HAND-DRAWN HISTORIES]

NED WETHERED [from HAND-DRAWN HISTORIES]

1984 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 11 min

The first of Lee Whitmore's personal animations, recording her memory of her childhood and a visitor who often called on her family. more

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ON A FULL MOON [from HAND-DRAWN HISTORIES]

ON A FULL MOON [from HAND-DRAWN HISTORIES]

1997 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 17 min

Contemplative memories of childhood and family by animator Lee Whitmore, lovingly animated frame by frame by pencil and pastel on paper. more

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SAFE HOUSE, THE [from HAND-DRAWN HISTORIES]

SAFE HOUSE, THE [from HAND-DRAWN HISTORIES]

2006 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 26 min

The most ambitious work to date by one of Australia's leading animators, Lee Whitmore: a careful, loving recreation of a quiet suburban street in Sydney in the 1950s and the moment when larger issues intruded in the form of the Petrovs, ASIO and the newspapers. more

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SOHRAB AND RUSTUM

SOHRAB AND RUSTUM

2018 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 14 min

WINNER! BEST ANIMATION, SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL! An animated film by Lee Whitmore about a charismatic teacher who stirs the imaginations of the teenage girls in her classroom. Inspired by the epic poem by Matthew Arnold. more

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