The Breaking of the Drought

9 August
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$14/12

This powerful film was shot in drought areas at Narrabri and Moree in December 1919. The stark, documentary realism of the imagery upset NSW MPs who were concerned about the possible impact on Australia’s image overseas.

Silent with live musical accompaniment.

NFSA 35mm print


See more films in our The Banned and the Beautiful program.