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It is this characteristic of the footage and the project itself that I find most alluring and complicating. hinting as it does at the range of other "meanings" that reside in these deceptively simple films . In an interview with the NFSA historian Graham Shirley conducted in 1992 Bernie Kent identified Roger McKenzie as the driving force behind their documentary activities.
Interviewer: Graham Shirley
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Curators on ASO - Australia's audio and visual heritage online
Graham is NFSA's Manager of Access Projects.
He has been a documentary film director and scriptwriter, researcher, film historian and oral historian.
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Portraits on ASO - Australia's audio and visual heritage online
Graham Shirley profiles the pioneering filmmakers, The McDonagh sisters - Isabel, Paulette and Phyllis.
NFSA Historian Graham Shirley writes that Heath Ledger's career and life were tragically cut short, but his international success and the calibre of his performances will endure the test of time.
NFSA Historian Graham Shirley on the life and work of Giorgio Mangiamele, a filmmaker ahead of his time.
NFSA Historian Graham Shirley celebrates the life and work of filmmaker, author, journalist, humanitarian and champion of social justice Cecil Holmes.
National Film and Sound Archive - Film From Oz Creates a Stir in London
Senior Curator of Moving Image at the NFSA, Graham Shirley, says that the discovery of the film and its screening in London are of major significance.
Australian Film Commission - NewsAndEvents - Newsletter Archives
The way the Australian outback has been interpreted on screen will be examined by renowned film historian Graham Shirley in The Outback on Screen, a special free presentation to be held at the NFSA on 16 March.
On March 16, the National Film and Sound Archive's
new Senior Curator of Documents and Artefacts, Graham Shirley
, will present The Outback on Screen: Physical Space/State of Mind, a compilation of Australian feature film and documentary footage accompanied by live narration.
The presentation will examine how Australian filmmakers have depicted the Australian Outback over a century of moving images.
was appointed to the newly created Documents and Artefacts curatorial position in November 2005, and took up the post in mid-January.
In a career spanning three decades, he has worked as a filmmaker, scriptwriter, researcher and historian.
is co-author of Australian Cinema: The First 80 Years and the writer/director of numerous documentaries including Road
to Tokyo (2005), White Bay Power Station (2003) and Prisoners of Propaganda (1987).
The AFC's Dan Edwards spoke to Graham about The Outback on Screen and his new position at the NFSA.
: Yes, what I'm seeking to do with this presentation is look at the place of the Outback in people's minds - it's a physical space as well as a mental construct.