The Resource Admission Impossible

Admission Impossible

Label
Admission Impossible
Title
Admission Impossible
Contributor
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Following World War Two, one of the largest mass migrations in history took place. More than five million people came to Australia, transforming it into the most multicultural country on earth. However, this was never meant to be. For much of the 20th century, successive Australian governments pursued a policy of deporting and barring entry to any race of people they considered undesirable. This was known as the White Australia policy. Admission Impossible is the true story of the behind-the-scenes political forces and propaganda campaigns that attempted to populate Australia with 2pure white3 migrants. The fear of being 2swamped3 with Asian immigrants kept this policy in place for over seven decades. This compelling story of how the shifts and upheavals in Asia, from colonial control to emerging new nations, caused great unease in Australia and strengthened the government's resolve to keep Australia 2white3 and 2European3. Eyewitness accounts and recently discovered confidential documents reveal how immigration officers carried out racial selectivity following examination by medical officers for signs of "colour". The White Australia policy was officially scrapped in 1972. Today Australia is still coming to terms with being part of the Asian region. A Film Australia National Interest Program. Produced with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Executive Producer: Chris Oliver, Harry Bardwell (ABC) Director: Alec Morgan Writer: Alec Morgan, Don Catchlove (Narration), Paul Barry (Narration) DOP/Cinematographer: Pieter de Vries, Andre Lada (Additional Camera), Neil Mansfield (Additional Camera) ANDRE LADA NEIL MANSFIELD Narrator/Presenter: Paul Barry Featured People: James Dunn, John Curtin, Arthur Lock Chang, Arthur Calwell, Bernard Freedman, Greg Humphries, Elmar Saarepere, Keith Stodden, Dr Suzanne Rutland, Robert Menzies, Michael Thwaites, King Fong, Geoff Woodley, AG Townley, Al Grassby Principal Cast: Peter Saleh, Gerrit Fokkema, Pamela Chan, Ken Liao
Cataloging source
CaSfKAN
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 1992
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Runtime
54
Technique
live action
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Label
Admission Impossible
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
kan1088261
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 55 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound.
Publisher number
1088261
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)911510758
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Admission Impossible
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
kan1088261
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 55 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound.
Publisher number
1088261
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)911510758
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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