Australia Daze (1988)

  • 1988
  • Documentary, Cinema 3 Exclusive, Restoration
  • 1h 15m

A brand new digital restoration of Pat Fiske’s stunningly articulate snapshot of Australians, and how they chose to celebrate the bicentenary.

On Australia Day in 1988, twenty-eight film crews were sent across Australia to capture and record how average Australians were celebrating the bicentenary – the national celebration marking two hundred years since the arrival of the First Fleet in Botany Bay. And as the celebrations gather momentum, one of the largest protests in Australian history begins.

Filmed by an army of directors scattered around the country, all under the supervision of documentarian Pat Fiske (Rocking the Foundations), Australia Daze pieces together days-in-the-lives of average Australians into a charming, humorous and, at times, shocking reflection of a diverse Australia.

“It’s funny, moving, educational, but more importantly totally engrossing.” – Margaret Pomeranz, The Movie Show

Digitally restored by the National Film and Sound Archive’s NFSA Restores program – reviving our cinema icons.

Director

Pat Fiske

Director

Karin Altmann

Director

Mario Andreachio

Director

Graham Chase

Director

Sharon Connolly

Director

Sue Cornwell

Director

Ruth Cullen

Director

Bernice Daly

Director

Jack Davis

Director

Jim Everett

Director

Jen Feray

Director

Martin Godard

Director

Trevor Graham

Director

John Hughes

Director

Tony Jones

Director

Jeni Kendell

Director

Ned Lander

Director

Dick Marks

Director

Penny McDonald

Director

Carole Sklan

Director

Paul Tait

Director

Gordon Taylor

Director

Jeni Thornley

Director

Nick Torrens

Director

Madelon Wilkins

Language

English

Country

Australia

Studio

Pat Fiske & Graeme Isaac

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