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40,000 Years of Dreaming: A Century of Australian Cinema

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 8 min.
  • Genres: Film, Film & Television History, TV & Radio
  • Director:George Miller


This documentary is one of a series put together by the British Film Institute which is called Century of Cinema, detailing the history of moviemaking around the world. This one was put together by director George Miller (Mad Max) and operates under the premise that filmmaking is for the modern Australian what the ancient storyline songs were for the tribal Aborigines. While the premise is not convincingly developed, the fascinating history of Australian filmmaking is shown, with appropriate clips from...more