By Carla Gorton PERTH — Despite the uncertainty that Perth community radio station 6RTR FM (previously 6UVS FM) faced at the beginning of 1991, it is finishing the year off in style. The station launches into a week-long radiothon on
Martha and I Directed by Jiri Weiss (Germany/France, 1990) True Confections Directed by Gail Singer (Canada, 1991) Showing at the Second Jewish Film Festival Until December 1 AFI Cinema, Paddington, Sydney Reviewed by Vivienne Porzsolt
Fred Hollows, an autobiography With Peter Corris John Kerr, 1991. 240 pp. $29.95 Reviewed by Stephen Robson Fred Hollows has been showered with accolades such as Australian of the Year and Humanist of the Year. One is left with the impression,
By Norm Dixon AEIOU Akona Te Reo [Learn the language] Too many tears, for too many years We've been crying alone Now's the time to make up your mind Listen to your own If you learn about yourself and your history Know where you come from,
By David Roberts In the early 1980s, the National Library of Australia in Canberra was collecting widely in the areas of British social history, local history and genealogy. Having acquired the excellent Clifford Collection of English Catholic and
The Sweet Breath of Freedom em = By Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis Early one November morning, The people there, most of them poor, They prayed for the soul of their brother Shot dead only two weeks before. As they stood there by his graveside,
Saving the earth for everyone Save the Earth Edited by Jonathon Porritt Angus & Robinson, 1991, 208 pp. $39.95 (hb) Reviewed by Amanda Toland Save the Earth is both a dramatic statement of the damage already done to the earth and a desperate
Accompanied by Neil Murray, Dave Steel, Andrew O'Phee, and Bart Willoughby and Murray Cook from Mixed Relations, Aboriginal musician KEV CARMODY launched his new album, Eulogy (for a black person), before a full house at Sydney's Rose Shamrock and
Sweetown Red Shed Company Directed by Cath McKinnon Tuesday-Saturday until December 7 at Red Shed, 45 Cardwell St, Adelaide Reviewed by Liam Mitchell Red Shed has been entertaining Adelaide for five years with original Australian theatre.
Arresting Shadows em = By Duncan Richardson Women bring out plywood figures of the disappeared, black silhouettes fill the streets, they know their way these shields in human shape confronting the batons, watercannon, machine-guns, with
Whose belly laughed? Political Speak By Paul Lyneham With cartoons by Ron Tandberg ABC Books, 1991 89pp. $9.95 pb Reviewed by Tracy Sorensen ABC TV's Paul Lyneham seems to have become a "media personality". Why? His humour, his insight, his
Disappearing Charity Donations in Adelaide By Norman Barber Earth Friend Press. 1991 Reviewed by David Munn In 1981 the Adelaide Central Mission refused to give free second-hand furniture to a group of people who had recently moved into a group
Beware of Excellencies: A cautionary tale for Amnesty letter writers em = By Duncan Richardson Beware of Excellencies whose addresses cover A4 envelopes titles and sub-titles bulging with double bullet-proof vests. Beware especially of
Doing Well by Doing Good By Derek Tribe Reviewed by Craig Cormick Last month, October 16, was World Food Day — and on that day almost one billion people in the world went hungry, and more than 40,000 died from hunger-related diseases. For
Aftershocks Workers Cultural Action Committee Civic Playhouse, Newcastle, until November 30 Reviewed by Philip Bilton-Smith Aftershocks is six actors on a bare stage telling stories surrounding the collapse of the Newcastle Workers Club in the
By Peter Boyle When progressive Israeli film maker Orna Ben-Dor Niv took her most acclaimed film, Because of That War, to the US, she found a reluctance among many more liberal Jews to come to the film. They were suspicious that this was going
The sun em = Upik Pelangi We left our ancestors' land. For the sun was no longer friendly. We made for the city to find again the friendliness of the sun. It was a foggy morning. The sun having not smiled in full yet we stepped into a
Pictures of Cambodia Horrendous stories of killings and hardship under Khmer Rouge oppression in Cambodia have shocked the world for two decades. Nevertheless, life goes on for the Cambodian people. Australians now have an opportunity to see the
Trust Written and directed by Hal Hartley Produced by Bruce Weiss Starring Adrienne Shelly and Martin Donovan Reviewed by Mario Giorgetti Hal Hartley's first successful film, The Unbelievable Truth, an off-beat romantic comedy set in Long
Timely pamphlet on Timor Opening Up. Travellers' impressions of East Timor 1989-1991 Edited and compiled by Kirsty Sword and Pat Walsh Australia East Timor Association. 1991. 50 pp. $5 Available from AETA, PO Box 93, Fitzroy 3065 Reviewed by
Nelson Mandela in Havana How Far We Slaves Have Come By Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro New York: Pathfinder. 80 pp. $10.95 Reviewed by Camilo Jorquera When Nelson Mandela was released from prison, he made a point of visiting Cuba on July 26
The Best of Abbie Hoffman By Abbie Hoffman Edited by Daniel Simon New York: Four Walls Eight Windows Reviewed by Craig Brittain Twenty years after the Vietnam War, it is hard to remember the sheer craziness of the time. Not only were thousands
Sacred Sex Produced and directed by Cynthia Connop Reviewed by Barry Healy In the words of the old song: "Birds do it, bees do it, Even educated fleas do it". But Cole Porter never thought that humans could reach nirvana doing it. However,
The Change: Women, ageing and the menopause By Germaine Greer Hamish Hamilton/Penguin. 1991. 440 pp., $35.00 (hb) Reviewed by Tracy Sorensen This an account of the experience of the menopause and the meaning attached to it in western societies
Just received It didn't arrive in time for us to review it in this issue, but Left Face looks like the sort of book readers could profitably pore over during their holidays. Subtitled Soldier Unions and Resistance Movements in Modern Armies, it
Doing good: The Australian NGO community By Laurie Zivetz and others Allen and Unwin, 1991. 288 pp. $24.95 (pb) Reviewed by Indigo Williams The Third World needs our assistance. We in Australia are able to contribute through government and
Mr Lucky — John Lee Hooker Pointblank/Virgin That's My Story — John Lee Hooker Fantasy/Festival Damn Right, I Got The Blues — Buddy Guy Silvertone/BMG There Is Always One More Time — B.B. King MCA/BMG Reviewed by Norm Dixon Racism,
Great for kids In the Rainforest By Kathie Atkinson Part of Allen & Unwin's My Animal Books series Reviewed by John Tognolini I enjoyed reading Kathie Atkinson's In the Rainforest to my 19-month-old daughter. Atkinson's fine colour
John Hancock and the Rise of Victorian Labor By Jim Claven Australian Fabian Society and Pluto Press, 1991. 40 pp. $6.95 Labor's Troubled Times Edited by David Burchell and Race Mathews Australian Left Review, the Australian Fabian Society and
By Peter Boyle California-based political satirist Dave Lippman is best known as Dr George Shrub, the world's only known singing CIA (Committee to Intervene Anywhere) agent. "The rest", he says, "are secret so that you never know the song you are
U2 works in mysterious ways Achtung Baby U2 Polygram Reviewed by Camilo Jorquera and Stephen Bavaro U2's latest album indicates a frame of mind that is not part of the old U2 caricature — serious and bleak. That image was never accurate
A short story by Craig Cormick The O'Neill family had just sat down to dinner when the angel rang the front door bell. Neil O'Neill, with his knife and fork poised over his first plate of casserole and gravy, frowned and looked at his wife, Mary.
Sex and the Sandinistas Written and directed by Lucinda Broadbent Reviewed by Kim Spurway This is a must-see documentary about the lives and struggles of gays and lesbians inside the Nicaraguan revolution. Its 25 minutes are packed with humour
Making Waves: The Greenpeace New Zealand Story By Michael Szabo Reed. 264 pp. NZ$49.95 Reviewed by David Robie The surprise capture of French frogman Gerald Andries, one of the alleged saboteurs of the Rainbow Warrior, once more threw
A 55-minute television documentary, Special Treatment: Locking Up Aboriginal Children, had a special premiere screening at the AFI Cinema in Sydney on December 4. The film, produced and directed by Margaret Anne Smith, was reviewed in discussion by two long-time Aboriginal survivors, Arthur and Leila Murray.
Arthur and Leila Murray's son Eddie was killed by a person or persons unknown (according to the coronial inquiry) in the Wee Waa police lock-up on June 12, 1981.
By Sarah Daniels
A Small House Productions play
At the Athenaeum II in Melbourne until December 14
Reviewed by Pip Hinman
At a time when the exploitation and degradation of women's bodies in advertising, films and magazines seems to be reaching record levels, this production, written in 1985 by English playwright Sarah Daniels, is a fiery contribution to the discussion on pornography and violence against women.
Masterpieces portrays a direct relationship between pornography and violence.