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Set just off the coast of sunny North Queensland, Palm Island is a tropical paradise. But its shady history sparks memories of Australia’s colonialist past; a darker time, characterised by racial hatred and persecution.
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On the run from gangsters, police and Hollywood big-wigs, two Australian filmmakers try to leave their mark on the film industry. Like a filmmaking Bonnie and Clyde, Rupert Kathner and Alma Brooks went on a film spree developing films while traveling thousands of miles, not letting anything get in their way.
Australian independent political documentary about the US installations in Australia at Pine Gap near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Covers the the Loans Affair and the sacking of the Whitlam Labor Government in 1975, the Christopher Boyce spy trial, the role of the Central Intelligence Agency in foreign territories and its former agent Victor Marchetti as well as government secrecy, security, intelligence, foreign affairs and policy.
Looking from afar, the Australian film industry appears glitzy and glamorous, robust and invincible. Into the Shadows challenges this notion and journeys beyond the glamour to meet the filmmakers who have been bringing Australian films to the screen.