The Highlands Trilogywatch a preview of First Contact
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From two of Australia's most distinguished filmmakers, Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson (Rats in the Ranks, Facing the Music), comes The Highlands Trilogy: The Complete Collection DVD Box Set, featuring three stunning, critically acclaimed documentaries. Set in the Papua New Guinea Highlands and shot over ten years, First Contact (1983), followed by Joe Leahy's Neighbors (1989) and Black Harvest (1992) have won 30 national and international awards, including an Academy Award nomination for First Contact. All three won the Grand Prix at France's prestigious Festival Cinema du Reel, and AFI awards for Best Documentary.
The complete trilogy is available through DER on DVD - for the first time ever in the United States. This special edition DVD set contains the individual films plus filmmaker interviews and ABC broadcast reviews of each film.
“...a documentary classsic and one of the great achievements of Australian cinema. It comes as close to perfection as any work by Australian filmakers... a work of art as well as a dazzling exercise in anthropology and journalism.” — Neil Jillett, Chief Film Critic, Melbourne Age
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