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Ancient Inventions

  • Director: Daniel Percival, Phil Grabsky
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States

Ex-Monty Python member Terry Jones skewers modern conceits about past scientific and technological innovations, discussing how they are not products of the modern industrial age–in fact, some inventions are quite ancient and some modern science cannot yet be duplicated.

Anzacs

  • Director: Pino Amenta, John Dixon, George Miller
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Production Country: Australia

After war is declared, a dozen young men in Australia are recruited for the army. Brought together in boot camp, the young men eventually ship out for war, together facing battle, loss, and victory—for those who survive.

Australia

  • Director: Baz Luhrmann
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Production Country: Australia, United States, United Kingdom

An English aristocrat struggles to adapt to life on an Australian ranch as she must fight to retain her property and livelihood, as well as endure the Japanese bombing of Darwin.

Balibo

  • Director: Robert Connolly
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Production Country: Australia

A burnt-out foreign correspondent and a young East Timor man search for five young journalists who disappeared while documenting the Indonesian invasion of East Timor. The two men follow the missing journalists' route, making their own record of the brutality and horror of the invasion, but find their own lives on the line as they close in on the journalists' last known location, Balibo.

Battle Cry

  • Director: Raoul Walsh
  • Release Date: 1955
  • Production Country: United States

Marines must go through boot camp and training before participating in battle, but it does not prepare them for the realities of war–or love.

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