The film reflects the life of the Macedonian emigrants and migrant workers in Australia. With their going away in far away countries and living abroad, some of them have succeed in socializing, but there are still some of them who always remain with the dilemma of returning in their native country. Through their personal retellings and the metaphor description of their whole way of living in the new surroundings, expressed in a mosaical cinemathographic way, one could get known with the hard work of the Macedonian emigrants; also, the education of their children, as well as the holly celebrations in the church, such as the baptizing, the weddings, but even the funerals either, as unavoidable part of human living.
However, perhaps the greatest value of the film is the way how the director, in the manner of a great documentary author, systematize voluminous material and tells the story, counterpointing the Macedonian tradition and Australian reality.
Year of production: 1976 Category: Documentary
Color, sound, 16 mm. & 35 mm. Length: 2860 m. Duration: 82 min. Production: “Vardar Film” – Skopje Director: Stole Popov Screenplay: Bozhin Pavlovski Camerman: Branko Mihajlovski Editor: Dimitar Grbevski Music: Risto Avramovski Sound: Gligor Pakovski Sound Editor: Gligor Pakovski Unit Manager: Risto Teofilovski – Ridgeway
1976 FYDSF, Belgrade, Grand Prix, “Great Golden Medal” / Stole Popov
1976 FF, Tuzla, the Audience Award
1976 Annual Award of the newspaper “Mlad Borec”
1976 Yugoslav nominee for the “Oscar” Academy Award
1976 The 13-th November Prize for sound recording / Gligor Pakovski
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Scenes from the documentary film “Australia, Australia”