NFSA Restores: Australia Daze + Q&A
From midnight to midnight on 26 January 1988, 29 camera crews filmed across the country –covering the tropical north, sandy deserts and big cities.
The documentary looks behind the curtains of the official celebrations of the Bicentenary of European settlement in Australia, and the protests against them.
The finished film depicts an entertaining and quintessentially Australian disparity of what this day of celebration means across the country.
For audiences in 2021, there will be recognisable characters, cringeworthy moments and realisations that some things haven’t changed.
‘A wake-up call to the nation’ – Sydney Morning Herald
Australia Daze was recently restored as part of the NFSA Restores program. Join us for the premiere of this new digital print, followed by a Q&A with segment director Erika Addis.
Watch the NFSA Restores: Australia Daze trailer.
More NFSA Restores: Australia Daze screenings
NFSA Restores: Australia Daze will screen at cinemas around the country on 26 and 27 January 2021 including:
Brisbane: Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) Cinema A, Stanley Place, South Brisbane - 26 January, 1.00pm
Alice Springs: Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Dr, Alice Springs - 26 January, 2.00pm
Canberra: National Film and Sound Archive, Arc Cinema, Mc Coy Circuit, Acton - 26 January, 6.00pm
Darwin: BCC Cinemas Casuarina, Casuarina Square Shopping Centre, 247 Trower Road, Casuarina - 26 January, 6.00pm
Sydney: Dendy Cinemas, 261-263 King Street, Newtown - 26 January, 6.30pm
Melbourne: Big Screen, Federation Square (presented with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image) - 27 January, 6:30pm
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