Anzac Day: Damien Parer
Posted on April 25, 2012
Filed under Opinion
“Last time I was in Canberra I visited the National Film and Sound Archives. While there one particular exhibit caught my attention. It featured the first Australian Academy Award winning film … ‘Kakoda Frontline’.
The film images are now iconic. The ‘diggers’ fighting their way across the steep, mountainous terrain, hampered by dense jungle, continuous rain storms, river crossings but ever by their sides helping; sometimes carrying the wounded are the New Guinea natives, the legendary ‘fuzzy wuzzy angels’. It was little wonder the film won an Academy Award…”