Canberra, A.C.T. : National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 1987.
Video — 1 online resource (30 minutes) Digital: data file.
Desperately Seeking Solutions turns to the areas of research and development in Australia, Japan and the USA. The comparisons highlight the "brain drain" out of Australia and give clues as to what Australian scientists have to do if they are to convert their pure research into moneymaking propositions on the international market.
Video — 1 videocassette (VHS) (57 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Dramatizes the plight of women prisoners of war at a Japanese prison camp in Sumatra. The Dutch, Australian and British women recreated classical music without instruments, only their voices. The story is told by those who lived it aided by rare archival footage. The music is recreated by the Peninsula Woman's chorus of Palo Alto, California.
Video — 1 videodisc (NTSC, 55 min.) : DVD video, recorded DVD, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
City in the sky (36:53 min.)
Ancient warriers (5:11 min.)
Fire and water (2:57 min.)
Aworld of its own (4:50 min.)
From Japan's ancient ceremonies to Australia's unique history, students will be fascinated by the heritages represented. This colorful presentation encourages understanding and appreciation of cultures and traditions worldwide. Segments convey the joy and reverence of numerous celebrations and rituals. Ancient Warriors: Chronicles the proud, intriguing history of Japan's samurai. City In The Sky: Surveys engineers' remarkable plan to build a mile-high building in the center of Tokyo. Fire and Water: Portrays the celebrations and festivals that mark important times of year for the people of Thailand. A World of Its Own: Explores a wide variety of geographic and cultural events in Australia, which is both a small continent and a large country.