Man Without Pigs

The film details the experience of John Waiko the first Papua New Guinean to reach the status of Professor. After receiving his doctorate from the Australian National University he travelled back to his village; Tobara, on the Gira River to celebrate the achievement with his own people. His academic supervisor at A.N.U. Hank Nelson was invited along as a guest of honour. This program captures the exotic spectacle, and at the same time the intense and subtle dynamics of village life in a conflict between traditional custom and Western value. (NFSA,

Floating Rice

Government-sponsored documentary about rice growing in Thailand. It shows the wet and the dry season in the fertile central plains of Thailand, the way of life of the people in the central plains and their method of cultivating rice. (NFSA,


Changi follows the story of six young Australian mates who go to war. They land in Singapore in 1942, just in time for the surrender. They are marched off to Changi prison camp along with 15,000 others. Together, the six boys struggle to survive three and a half years of incarceration. (Internet Movie Database

The Violent Earth

Made for Channel Nine, to be shown as three episodes of a series or as 3 separate telemovies. Portrays three generations of a family living in New Caledonia, from the year 1888 to 1967. Co-production between Crawfords Australia and a French company, Gaumont Television. Has French, Australian, New Zealand, and New Caledonian cast. (NFSA,


Series 1 : 12 x 60 minute episodes Series 2 : 26 x 60 minute episodes Series 3 : 13 x 60 minute episodes Drama series set in a fictitious Islamic South-East Asian country named Ragaan. Centres around the lives of the embassy staff.

Bangkok Hilton

6 hour mini-series. A young woman goes in search of the father she has never known. Her search takes her from Australia to England and then on to Bangkok. There she meets up with a charming young man, Arkie Regan, who plants drugs in her luggage and leaves her to her fate when the authorities find them during a routine search at the airport. Following her imprisonment in the notorious Bangkok Hilton prison she awaits the decision of the authorities on whether she should face the death penalty. (NFSA,

Emma: Queen Of The South Seas

Historical drama based on the true story of Emma Eliza Coe, an American-Samoan woman who set up a huge trading empire in the South Pacific in the 1800s. Four x 60 minute mini series. Produced by Anthony I Ginnane. (NFSA,

A Dangerous Life

The story of the fall of the Marcos regime in the Philippines. (AFC) “has an Australian scriptwriter (David Williamson), an American director (Richard Markowitz), a mixture of Flipino, American and Australian lead actors, and an Australian and Filipino crew”. (Dermody and Jacka. Imaginary Industry. AFTRS, 1988. 56.)


Four part mini-series which focuses on the Goddard famil during the years 1964-1972. It traces their personal and career paths during the dramas thrown up by the war in Vietnam. (NFSA,