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Aug 2017

Australia's Great Strike 100 years on

On the centenary of the 'Great Strike', which started on 2 August 1917, we've reconstructed a censored film which hasn't been seen in 100 years.

Miguel Gonzalez
Film
Jul 2017

Australian Artists Revealed

These film and sound portraits of famous Australian artists show the interconnected world of art in Australia.

Beth Taylor
Film

Bobo

The NFSA recently acquired costumes, scrapbooks and other memorabilia recording the career of Hal Turner, who played one of the first recognisable children's characters on Australian television.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Object
Oral History
Photographs
Television

Learning to Drive

These road safety films from the 1950s to 1980s offer a full tank of vintage car delight.

Beth Taylor
Film
Jun 2017

David Gulpilil: Screen legend

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

Beth Taylor
Film
Photographs

David Gulpilil: A Portrait

A look at David Gulpilil's 40-year career and his profound impact on Australian cinema.

Liz McNiven
Film
Photographs

Sydney traffic: 1920s-style

Is traffic congestion in Sydney a modern phenomenon? We look at some traffic mayhem from the 1920s.

Beth Taylor
Film

Feminist Filmmakers

Feminist films from the 1970s, 80s and 90s still resonate today.

Heather Gill
Film
May 2017

Lights, camera, Winter!

Our Canberra winter program has the perfect mix of cinema events, live performances and regular favourites to keep all ages entertained.

Jemma Pietrus
Film
Sound

Remembering Eddie Mabo

Eddie Mabo - remembering the man behind the monumental land rights case handed down 25 years ago by the High Court of Australia.

Beth Taylor
Film
Television