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The Trials of Life Channel 2 The Life Revolution SBS Reviewed by Dave Riley When someone allocates credit for the widespread resistance to logging of old growth forests, some of it must fall to the television "nature" documentary. No matter

Blood on Their Banner: Nationalist Struggles in the South Pacific By David Robie Pluto Press. 313 pp. $19.95 Reviewed by Robin Osborne A group of villagers declaring their people's independence by raising a flag on a homemade pole has become

Multicultural film guide Insights is a guide to films and videos, made since 1980, reflecting many aspects of Australia's complex society and history. The titles have been arranged into categories including Multiculturalism — an overview,

By Jeremy Lawson The seminar was held in the plush offices of the local council. I could pick out the other invitees from the people who normally did business in the building. The receptionist had no trouble doing the same. She silently

By Kerry Parnell SYDNEY — The annual Lesbian and Gay Mardi Gras has emerged as an important cultural institution and, according to professional archivist Kimberly O'Sullivan, it is important that its history doesn't slip away. Two years ago, an

Folk festival draws the crowds By Adam Hanieh ADELAIDE — The 25th National Folk Festival was held at Flinders University over the Easter weekend. Folk music encourages audience participation, and this festival was no exception. There were

The crow singing Hark, a crow singing. Listen: a stream racing. A young sparrow's tone amongst the waves' crashing foam — this movement of mind is split. The funny and the witty bloom with the ugly and pretty, and greedy piggies continue

Political prisoners magazine By Mike Heaney MELBOURNE — A new magazine, Voices of Political Prisoners, was launched here last month at a benefit dinner for the International Coalition for the Defence of Political Prisoners. Activists from

Flirting Written and directed by John Duigan Starring Noah Taylor, Thandie Newton and Nicole Kidman Reviewed by Tracy Sorensen If you're the school dag, there are various alternatives: brazen it out; let everyone get on top of you; or go off

TABARAN Not Drowning, Waving and the musicians of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea Featuring George Telek Available on LP, cassette and CD through WEA Records Reviewed by Norm Dixon I was apprehensive about Melbourne band Not Drowning, Waving's new

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