FILM AUSTRALIA COLLECTION

Title Details

Something Old Something New

Looks at the contrast of cultures experienced by migrant groups.
Series : Migrant Experience, The | Episode : 5 | Year : 1983 | Total Duration : 56 Minutes | Producer : Malcolm Smith (Series Producer)
Director : Ben Lewin |
CU tilt up colour photograph of bagpiper with fade-out to WS over Scottish hills. Interview with Eric Bogle. Still of man carrying suitcase and MS wash from ship's stern. MS Bogle playing guitar and singing ÓLeaving NancyÓ. B&W still of Bogle as a young man leaning on ship's railing.
Access No. 125377 | 2 mins 18 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS trio wheeling laden trolley in airport and MS Andrew & Pam Mason with child on lap being interviewed in back of moving car after arriving in Australia from the UK. CU Eric Bogle singing and various B&W childhood photographs of himself and his family. MS interview with Bogle.
Access No. 133366 | 1 min 29 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CUs over D'Agostino painting of mother and children and VS other paintings. VS Italian village life including WS woman and child on donkey following cattle along dirt track, VS women picking grapes, woman weaving on loom, and women washing. VS women gathered around outdoor table preparing tomatoes for meal.
Access No. 133367 | 1 min 9 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS Giovanni Cannavo in barber shop being interviewed while he shaves the face of an elderly gentleman. CU interview with Scotsman Bertram Wainer. High shot over Scottish castle on Loch. MS Eric Bogle in concert and being interviewed. LS of Bogle in concert with other musicians and slow zoom in.
Access No. 133368 | 3 mins 15 secs | 1980s | Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
CU photograph of a young Eric Bogle Ôin disguise' of moustache, hat and glasses. CU portrait of Bogle as young man. Bogle being interviewed. Slow zoom in to Giovanni Cannavo in his barber shop speaking about feeling out of place. Interview with Bertram Wainer and CU B&W still of man on horseback by lake.
Access No. 133369 | 1 min 45 secs | 1980s | Australia | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | Colour |
Archival footage of man ploughing with horse and baling hay from haystack into back of truck from ÒThe Meeting PlaceÓ. WS childrens' cricket game from ÒNo Strangers HereÓ. Busy city street scenes with traffic and trams from ÒWir Haben Ein HeimÓ.
Access No. 133370 | 29 secs | 1940s, 1950s, | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
MS John Bluthal in street lighting cigar and walking towards camera as he speaks of moving from England as a child. GS young men playing basketball on court. Individual interviews with Rosetta Sung and Dennis O'Hoy about Chinese heritage.
Access No. 133371 | 2 mins 24 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Re-enactment of a latchkey childhood experience with a young boy making himself a meal and sitting down alone to eat then sitting on bed waiting with CUs of clock face intercut. B&W footage of back street with bicycle and car down street and VS children on street, some carrying globite schoolbags and in car.
Access No. 133372 | 1 min 5 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA/ABC | B&W |
Interview with Rosemary Brondolino at table and interview with Robert Richter about their feelings of being immigrant children. VS Italian village life with chickens in street and people on cobbled road. MS Richter speaking at table smoking with partner and son at his side.
Access No. 133373 | 1 min 58 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Footage from film ÒToulaÓ showing argument between migrant Greek family and son. MS couples in street and CU Toula's face. Interview with Despina Taylor about the gap between adolescent migrant children and Australians. Interview with Rosemary Brondolino on same topic.
Access No. 133374 | 1 min 30 secs | 1960s, 1980s, | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Archival B&W footage of rock'n'roll dancing and band in hall. CUs feet dancing, couple dancing watched by gathered crowd. Another couple dancing with man in loud checked suit doing splits. Interviews with Rosemary Brondolino and Antoinette Charrason topic of parental strictness. B&W scene from ÒToulaÓ with Toula fighting with father who disapproves of her clothes and makeup.
Access No. 133375 | 1 min 48 secs | 1960s, 1980s, | Australia | © NFSA / Film World | B&W |
Interview with Despina Taylor about her change of heart between being a child and then adolescent. CU billiard ball and zoom out to men playing billiards in B&W documentary ÒAssimilationÓ. Scene from ÒToulaÓ with men playing cards in social club and MS Australian teenagers from film ÒWog ChickÓ.
Access No. 133376 | 1 min 22 secs | 1980s, 1960s, | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Interview with Antoinette Charras. Scene from ÒToulaÓ with Toula throwing dress over balcony to friend. Toula and friend walking up street to theatre with boyfriends. Interview with Despina Taylor speaking of the juggle between two cultures. CU Despina's son Daniel on slippery-dip and father. VS Daniel chasing rabbit in backyard with Despina hanging out wash. Despina carrying Daniel through park.
Access No. 133377 | 5 mins | 1980s, 1960s, | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Tilt from Chinese engraved tombstone to prayer tower in Chinese section of cemetery. Interview with Dennis O'Hoy speaking of the Sun Yung Tong Society. Track of O'Hoy walking through cemetery and shots of simple graves. VS Iacomini family working around the home and CU interview with husband and VS mother and children.
Access No. 133378 | 2 mins 3 secs | 1980s | Bendigo, VIC, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS Iacomini family in restaurant kitchen chipping vegetables and CU breaking several eggs inot large well of flour. CUs kneading dough, rinsing spaghetti. Interview with Renata Iacomini in Italian and VS of her and daughter Mirella in kitchen cooking. VS Mirella in classroom with friends at lunchtime. CU schoolgirl with fringe over eyes eating apple and having conversation with others about going out.
Access No. 133379 | 2 mins 6 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS Mirella Iacomini in the family restaurant kitchen arguing with her mother in Italian about going out. Mirella with sister and father. Various restaurant scenes with family serving and in kitchen. CU baby being bottlefed. Interview with articulate teenager Mirella about her heritage. MS family on steps laughing and joking. Customer in thick glasses smoking cigar.
Access No. 133380 | 3 mins 14 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Interview with Antoinette Charras about being different as children. Interview with Anne and Robert Richter about the Jewish ethos. Interview with Wafa Stephan about the Lebanese community. Zoom out from elderly Grandma Zaydan in the middle of a family group having family portrait photographed. Zaydan family women talking and translating grandmother's Arabic.
Access No. 133381 | 3 mins 16 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU hands in dish preparing food. Wafan Stephan translating Grandma Zaydan for camera. VS Zaydans in kitchen eating from several bowls arranged on table. CUs father moving charcoal on top of hookah pipe then smoking. VS family in lounge room. CU mother combing daughter's hair. VS children and teenage girls watching television. CU small girl falling asleep. MS parents smoking hookah.
Access No. 133382 | 2 mins 50 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU face of Grandma Zaydan in concentration and tilt to her playing electronic hand-held game. GS grandchildren with Grandma Zaydan. VS children playing on backyard swing set and MS young women doing traditional dancing in backyard clapped on by family. Interview with Wafa Stephan.
Access No. 133383 | 2 mins 21 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
OTC telephone commercial ÒPhone Home to ItalyÓ showing sunset over Rome, St Peters Cathedral, CUs fountain, Piazza Navona street scenes, wedding etc. Interviews with Wafa Stephan, Rosemary Brondolino and Antoinette Charras about returning to their countries of origin and identity issues. Track past two women in Italian village.
Access No. 133384 | 3 mins 11 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Interviews with Dennis O'Hoy, Bertram Wainer, Rosetta Sung and Eric Bogle. MS Giovanni Cannavo cutting customers hair in barber shop. VS young Gracie Cannavo dressing for First Communion. VS Cannavo family dressing. VS priest at alter raising chalice and speaking in Italian. VS congregation and communion ceremony. Line of people accepting ÒBody of ChristÓ from priest. Children singing in church.
Access No. 133385 | 5 mins 44 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
VS outside church after First Communion ceremony with family posing for photographs. MS man filming party at Cannavo house. MS Giovanni Cannavo and others around piano singing ÒMamaÓ. MS mother opening bottle of champagne. CU track of cake with lit sparkler being carried into diningroom. VS girls in veils and Communion dress playing video machines.
Access No. 133386 | 2 mins 22 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS drummer and piano accordian player on stage. VS people on dance floor with band in background. MS Giovanni talking as he cuts customers hair in barbers chair. GS Gracie Cannavo rubbing her shoeless feet in function room. GS people dancing in conga line on dance floor.
Access No. 133387 | 2 mins 55 secs | 1980s | Australia | © NFSA | Colour |