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Jun 2021

I am Rikki

In celebration of our Young Talent Time 50th anniversary curated collection, author, television scriptwriter and YTT fan Clare Atkins shares her childhood love of the show in this short story.

By Clare Atkins / 16 Jun 2021
Television

Twelve Canoes

Twelve Canoes paints a compelling portrait of the history, culture and place of the Yolngu people whose homeland is the Arafura Swamp of north-central Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

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Deep Dive: The Sentimental Bloke

Listen to a Q&A with composer Paul Mac about writing a new score for the NFSA Restores digital restoration of The Sentimental Bloke.

By Johnny Milner / 7 Jun 2021
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Sound
May 2021

Jonathon Saunders on Zero-Point

NFSA Curator Heather Gill spoke to Jonathon Saunders about his animated Indigenous superhero web series, Zero-Point.

By Heather Gill / 28 May 2021
Television

David Gulpilil: A Portrait

A look at David Gulpilil's 50-year career and his profound impact on Australian cinema.

By Liz McNiven / 26 May 2021
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David Gulpilil: Screen legend

We are celebrating the life and work of one of Australia's finest actors with a new curated collection. 

By Beth Taylor / 26 May 2021
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Vonne Patiag on Halal Gurls

Guest author Vonne Patiag writes for the NFSA about creating the hit web series Halal Gurls.

By Vonne Patiag / 24 May 2021
Television

June at Arc Cinema

What's on at the NFSA's Arc cinema in Canberra in June?

By Johnny Milner / 18 May 2021
Film

Norman Gunston by Dan Ilic

Comedian Dan Ilic writes that Norman Gunston was a gutsy character that pushed comedy and anti-comedy into the mainstream on Australian TV, and paved the way for so many to come after.

By Dan Ilic / 17 May 2021
Television

The Busy Bee and the Rotten Road

The story behind the 'Official Film of the Busy Bee, May 10th 1914’, a record of a community working bee to repair a Perth roadway.

By Tamara Osicka / 14 May 2021
Film