The Resource Once upon a time in Cabramatta, SBS Australia and Screen Australia; Fredbird Entertainment and Northern Pictures in association with Screen NSW and Screen Queensland present, (videorecording)

Once upon a time in Cabramatta, SBS Australia and Screen Australia; Fredbird Entertainment and Northern Pictures in association with Screen NSW and Screen Queensland present, (videorecording)

Label
Once upon a time in Cabramatta
Title
Once upon a time in Cabramatta
Statement of responsibility
SBS Australia and Screen Australia; Fredbird Entertainment and Northern Pictures in association with Screen NSW and Screen Queensland present
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Once upon a time in Cabramatta is the untold story of how the Vietnamese community overcame the odds and found their place in multicultural Australia. The story begins with the landmark decision of Prime Minister Fraser to open Australia's doors to thousands of refugees at the end of the Vietnam War. It is a moment in history that finally buries the infamous White Australia Policy and transforms a nation. The years that follow are as dramatic as they are turbulent; a people struggling to find their place in a foreign land. In this one tiny Sydney suburb, the 80s and 90s see the arrival of street gangs, a heroin epidemic and the first political assassination in Australia's history. The Vietnamese people are vilified and demonised. Cabramatta it seems represents all that is wrong with Asian immigration. What's more the community exist against a political backdrop that is fractured, the universal support for multiculturalism a distant memory. But as the century draws to a close there is a remarkable turnaround. The Vietnamese people finally find their voice, speaking up to claim their rightful, democratic place in their adopted home. Cabramatta is a community transformed. Australia, a continent changed forever
Cataloging source
VHEI
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Executive producers, Sue Clothier, Craig Graham; series writer and producer, Jacob Hickey; series director, Bernadine Lim
Dewey number
325.2109597099449
Intended audience
Censorship rating: M
Language note
In English with subtitles in English for the hearing impaired/Vietnamese subtitles (Episodes only)
PerformerNote
Narrator, Tara Morice
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Clothier, Sue
  • Graham, Craig
  • Lim, Bernadine
  • Morice, Tara
  • Hickey, Jacob
  • Screenrights (Society)
  • SBS-TV
  • Special Broadcasting Service (Australia)
  • Screen Australia
  • Enhance TV
  • Fredbird Entertainment
  • Northern Pictures
  • Screen NSW (New South Wales)
  • Screen Queensland (Queensland)
Runtime
156
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnamese
  • Refugees
  • Cabramatta (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Once upon a time in Cabramatta, SBS Australia and Screen Australia; Fredbird Entertainment and Northern Pictures in association with Screen NSW and Screen Queensland present, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A story that changed the nation"-- Cover
  • Includes over 45 minutes of extras. 6 Testimonies from participants and an in-depth interview with Tony Hoang
Contents
Episode 1. As thousands of refugees pour into the Sydney suburb of Cabramatta the first Vietnamese community in Australia is born -- Episode 2. The first political assassination in the history of Australia leaves the Vietnamese people of Cabramatta demonised and vilified. The community and the ideals of multiculturalism itself are in tatters -- Episode 3. As a new millennium beckons, the streets of Cabramatta remain in the dark ages, infested by drugs and crime but slowly the Vietnamese community, so quiet for so long, find their voice
Control code
000049005990
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (ca. 156 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
SBS1443
System control number
(OCoLC)785715183
System details
DVD region all ; PAL
Label
Once upon a time in Cabramatta, SBS Australia and Screen Australia; Fredbird Entertainment and Northern Pictures in association with Screen NSW and Screen Queensland present, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • "A story that changed the nation"-- Cover
  • Includes over 45 minutes of extras. 6 Testimonies from participants and an in-depth interview with Tony Hoang
Contents
Episode 1. As thousands of refugees pour into the Sydney suburb of Cabramatta the first Vietnamese community in Australia is born -- Episode 2. The first political assassination in the history of Australia leaves the Vietnamese people of Cabramatta demonised and vilified. The community and the ideals of multiculturalism itself are in tatters -- Episode 3. As a new millennium beckons, the streets of Cabramatta remain in the dark ages, infested by drugs and crime but slowly the Vietnamese community, so quiet for so long, find their voice
Control code
000049005990
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (ca. 156 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
SBS1443
System control number
(OCoLC)785715183
System details
DVD region all ; PAL

Library Locations

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