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Music, musicians and musical instruments, including films about the theory and practice in music education for young children in Australia and overseas. Stories also include films about composers and performers.

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BACH IN AUSCHWITZ

BACH IN AUSCHWITZ

2000 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 105 min

Members of a Jewish women’s orchestra at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp recall how their musical abilities allowed them to survive as prisoners of the Nazis. more

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BAULKHAM HILLS AFRICAN LADIES TROUPE, THE

BAULKHAM HILLS AFRICAN LADIES TROUPE, THE

2016 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: M) 81 min

The story of four charismatic and inspirational African women, now living in Australia, who, with the help of acclaimed theatre director Ros Horin, turned their harrowing stories of survival into a joyous theatre of humanity that has filled theatres from across their new country to the other side of the world. more

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BEYOND EL ROCCO

BEYOND EL ROCCO

1990 (PG) 100 min

The story of the Australian modern jazz movement since the 1950s. Includes rare performance footage of Brian Brown, Stewie Peers and others, and interviews with today's jazz greats like Don Burrows and Paul Grabowsky. more

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BOUGAINVILLE SKY

BOUGAINVILLE SKY

2004 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 75 min

A film about Bougainville's transition from bitter civil war to peace, and about the music and the people who made it happen. more

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BRAN NUE DAE

BRAN NUE DAE

1991 (PG) 55 min

This documentary traces the development and production of the successful stage musical, Bran Nue Dae. The writer of the play, Jimmy Chi, talks about how his experiences and education led to his writing of the semi-autobiographical musical. Selections from the musical are intercut with interviews and historical footage. more

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CANTO A LA VIDA: Song to Life

CANTO A LA VIDA: Song to Life

1991 (G) 48 min

A compelling exploration of life in exile through the music, poetry, art, politics and culture of Chile set against the personal stories of seven Chilean women. more

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CASTANET CLUB, THE

CASTANET CLUB, THE

1990 (PG) 85 min

A movie you can dance to! more

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CHASING SHADOWS

CHASING SHADOWS

2010 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 26 min

Colin Darcy and his two best mates from the mining town of Whyalla start a hip hop band called SHADOWS. They move to Adelaide with high hopes and write rap songs about their personal experiences – being Aboriginal, growing up in a small town, racism, loss of family and striving for success. more

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COMMON ARTISTRY

COMMON ARTISTRY

2012 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 44 min

An insight into a radical new approach to music education developed over many years of practice-led research in Canberra’s school system. A lecture by Dr Susan West, School of Music, Australian National University. more

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COOLBAROO CLUB, THE

COOLBAROO CLUB, THE

1996 (G) 55 min

A portrait of the Coolbaroo Club, an Aboriginal-run dance club which operated in Perth from 1946 - 1960. The film is delivered via the memories of those involved, stills, archive and extensive dramatisation. An award-winning documentary on post-war race relations in Australia. more

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DANCE ON YOUR LAND

DANCE ON YOUR LAND

1991 (G) 28 min

In 1988 fifty Aboriginal people from Mornington Island and Borroloola made an 8000km journey to 15 communities in the remote Kimberley Region of WA over a 5 week period. The aim of the journey was to strengthen Aboriginal cultural identity through performances of dance and song which carry the stories that are unique to... more

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DROVER'S BOY, THE

DROVER'S BOY, THE

2015 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG) 11 min

This ‘hybrid’ blend of music, documentary and drama is set in the 1920s in outback Australia, and evokes a time when it was illegal for white Australians and Aboriginal people to marry. Based on a ballad by Ted Egan, the film pays tribute to the role of Aboriginal women in the pastoral history of frontier Australia. more

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DVORAK AND AMERICA

DVORAK AND AMERICA

1999 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 56 min

On 26 September 1892 when the Czech composer, Antonin Dvorak, arrived in New York to direct the National Conservatory of Music of America, he was given the daunting task of creating a school of music for a young nation boundlessly confident in its resources, but still looking to Europe for a sense of identity. more

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GREEN BUSH [from the CAAMA Collection]

GREEN BUSH [from the CAAMA Collection]

2005 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 26 min

An Indigenous radio DJ does the nightshift at a remote community radio station, and must negotiate nightly dramas while still spinning the music. A film by Warwick Thornton. more

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HAROLD

HAROLD

1994 (PG) 56 min

The story of a forgotten Aboriginal hero: in the late 1940s Harold Blair was one of the most renowned Australian tenors of the concert hall, and was held up as a model of assimilation. more

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HEPHZIBAH

HEPHZIBAH

1998 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 75 min

A biography of the acclaimed concert pianist and human rights worker, Hephzibah Menuhin (1920–1981), using home movies, still photographs, extracts from Hephzibah’s letters, film of concert performances and interviews with family and friends. more

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HOW TO RUN A SCHOOL CONCERT

HOW TO RUN A SCHOOL CONCERT

2013 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 102 min

Behind the scenes of a school concert where the division between audience and performers is non-existent. Presented by the Music Engagement Program of the School of Music, Australian National University. more

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KAMA WOSI

KAMA WOSI

1979 (G) 48 min

This film is about the music, and especially the singing, of the Trobriand Islanders. It includes songs and incantations for garden fertility, harvest chants and songs of love and enticement. more

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LIFE IS A VERY STRANGE THING

LIFE IS A VERY STRANGE THING

2018 (PG) 80 min

Frédéric, a former high school rebel, ethnomusicologist, and multinational executive, returns from decades abroad, to a France that is both familiar and on edge. A quirky and moving portrait by outsiders, exploring what it is to be French in the 21st century. A delightful film by Les McLaren and Annie Stiven. more

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MAN OF STRINGS

MAN OF STRINGS

1999 (Classification Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G) 57 min

A portrait of the life and work of Czech-born violinist, Jan Sedivka, a charismatic musician who is one of the foremost violinists and string teachers in Australia. Now aged 80, Sedivka is still actively teaching and performing. more

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