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Australasian video online and Theatre in video from Alexander Street are Sutherland Shire Library's newest databases for members to use from home!

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Enjoy 500 hours of the best films from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands. Included are indigenous and non-indigenous films, course materials and transcripts. Short films, documentaries as well as, reality & popular TV.

Choose from 350 documentaries, performances and animations from the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, plus more from SBS Television, George Andrews Productions, Beamafilms, and Electric Pictures.

Documentaries like Australia's own - Air Australia (2002) The 1930s bring growing maturity to aviation as the first international airlines burst onto the scene conquering distance and introducing luxury flying. The bombing of Darwin brings war directly to Australia. The war will change everything!
 Performance works like The Magic Arts, 1978 which is a visual onslaught of artistic ideas, showing how art relates to and intertwines with our daily lives....and how we've matured!

Animations like Jeanne Baker's 'Where the Forest meets the Sea' using relief collage animation a beautiful short film has been created depicting the wilderness area between the Daintree River and Bloomfield in North Queensland, as seen through the eyes of a child.

Watch more than 250 of the world’s most important plays, together with more than 100 video documentaries, online in streaming video—more than 500 hours.
These definitive performances, by leading actors and directors, include some of the most important productions of Shakespeare to rare, in-depth footage focusing on the work of Samuel Beckett, along with live television broadcasts of New York productions in the 50s, contemporary revivals of classic works and experimental performances from the 60s and 70s, and more. Theatre in video covers a wide range of 20th century theatre history.

Performances like this 1990 production of Hamlet directed and played by Kevin Kline. Follow along with the transcript, or use the clip bookmarks to skip to your favourite soliloquy.. 'Alas poor Yorick'

Documentaries like Puppetry: worlds of imagination from 2001, which surveys the revolutionary new developments in American puppet theatre, profiling many of puppetry’s most imaginative contemporary artists, including Basil Twist.

 Plays done for television were once a popular way of bringing classics to the wider community. It also allowed actors to cut their 'on screen' teeth. See where your favourite actors started out, like Susan Sarandon in this 1974 version of George F Kaufman's June Moon.
Happy viewing!