Title Details

Across the Frontiers

Illustrates the principles and operations of UNESCO
Year : 1952 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes | Producer : Stanley Hawes
Director : Shan Benson |
Pan across world map with Australia and Europe and other continents spotlit. Graphic for UNESCO. WS of UNESCO headquarters. High angle shot over people entering Melbourne Musuem POV inside building. Pan along statue of discus thrower, MS Eastern religious statuette, and zoom out from Egyptian wall painting and hieroglyphics. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133889 | 1 min 57 secs | 1950s | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
CUs scientist in well equiped laboratory and GS computers. MS man smoking pipe writing letter at desk with voice over reading contents of letter as it is written with Viennese accent. Tight pan around tiny bedsit of letter writer. WS children running and skipping through European ruins from 1946. WS people entering Vienna University and WS rows of students sitting in lecture theatre. MS seated university students. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133890 | 52 secs | 1940s, 1950s, | Vienna, Austria, Europe | © NFSA | B&W |
GS men unpacking books sent to Vienna University from the Co-operative for American Remittances to Europe. WS professors in formal cloaks looking through books. CU books being packed into box and labelled as UNESCO goods. CU hand taking chalk from UNESCO supplied supplies and MS teacher writing on blackboard in Arabic script. WS children at desks looking towards blackboard. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133891 | 29 secs | 1950s | © NFSA | B&W |
WS small children sitting along bench seats outdoors with teacher at front. Aerial over winding mountain passes. WS and GS of Asian children seated on floor being taught by female teacher at small blackboard on outside wall. VS Asian teacher with pointing stick teaching from slides projected on wall. MS students next to projector listening. GS industrial shots in India and high shot over cranes at work and aerial over large coastal industrial developments. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133892 | 47 secs | 1950s | Asia | © NFSA | B&W |
Aerial over rugged snow capped mountain peaks above cloudline. Tilt to plane flying overhead and track along telegraph wires and fast tilt up radio mast. VS newspaper presses in action. CU paintbrush dipping into paint on palette. MS printing machine reproducing images. CU violin being played and CU vinyl record on turntable. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133893 | 35 secs | 1950s | Asia | © NFSA | B&W |
Trio of ballerinas in tutus and point shoes, camera filming them. Man with projector. Gates closing and passport stamps being inspected. Paperwork and customs clearance. Stack of confiscated film cans. Sign for Australian National Committee for UNESCO on door which swings open, people working in office. Man at desk speaking on phone. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133894 | 58 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
UNESCO publications spread across table. UNESCO employee in profile seated at desk speaking on telephone. Librarians of various nationalities gathered in libraries as part of the Colombo Plan. Librarians in discussion. Indian spokesman making speech. Books and reports being placed on table Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133895 | 1 min 16 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
CU hand opening booklet and zoom to woman sitting in loungeroom setting amongst others being interviewed for UNESCO study on tensions in our minds. MS various people giving responses. MS schoolchildren answering questions. CU tabulations being made on machine. MS SB Hammond describes results of UNESCO study. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133896 | 1 min 16 secs | 1950s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Rural landscape and houses on street. Man ploughing orchards with Clydesdale horses. Speech by WD Borrie schoolchildren in classroom standing either side of easels painting on paper. Girl painting landscape. Framed reproduction of Utrillo painting. Men in art gallery. Theatre production, camera filming. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133897 | 1 min 7 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
CU book titled Aboriginal Art in Australia: the Cave Paintings being opened. VS curators painting and illustrating walls for exhibition about the Aboriginal way of life. MS man seated at desk and GS teacher at blackboard in classroom. Track over map of the world and tilt from multicultural group in discussion to bush and clouds. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133898 | 1 min | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |