Lights, Camera, Action – Highlights from Early Australian Films.

Friday Talk – 22 May 2020, 1:15 p.m. for 1:30 start.

Presenter: Zana Dare

While the world’s first feature film ‘The Story of Ned Kelly’ was made in Australia, dozens of early films captured the hearts of their audiences. We will look at Cinesound classics, including ‘Dad and Dave’, Lovers and Luggers and ‘Forty Thousand Horsemen’, the story of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba. The enormously successful ‘They’re a Weird Mob’ was credited with reviving the Australian film industry in the 1960s and the US-Australian co-production of ‘On the Beach’ brought Hollywood stars to Melbourne.

About the Speaker:

Zana Dare has a B.A. (Hons) Dip. Ed. Graduate Diplomas Media and Museum Studies.

Retired from full-time teaching and residing in Noosaville, Zana enjoys sharing her passion for history and the arts with audiences of all ages.

In 2018 and again in 2019, Zana joined Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas as a guest lecturer, providing talks on culture and history while sailing the Pacific Ocean.

Zana has also worked with Oceania Cruises, based in Miami USA as an Artist-in-Residence. During 2012 she co-presented art workshops on cruises in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. In 2016 she sailed as Artist-in-Residence on Insignia from Sydney to Los Angeles.

In 2016 Zana co-authored a book, ‘The Creative Pulse – 5 steps to stretch your imagination’. Now sold out in Australian bookshops, it is available through Amazon books on line and in local libraries.

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