Beyond the Silver Screen, A History of Women, Filmmaking and Film Culture in Australia 1920–1990

M Tomsic

Melbourne University Press | Published : 2017


Beyond the Silver Screen tells the history of women's engagement with filmmaking and film culture in twentieth-century Australia. In doing so, it explores an array of often hidden ways women in Australia have creatively worked with film. Beyond the Silver Screen examines film in a broad sense, considering feature filmmaking alongside government documentaries and political films. It also focusses on women's work regulating films and supporting film culture through organising film societies and workshops to encourage female filmmakers. As such, it tells a new narrative of Australian film history. Beyond the Silver Screen reveals the variety of roles film has in Australian society. It presents..

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