The Archive Box / Archive Project

see moreThe Archive Box, a three DVD box set, provides an in-depth encounter with the stories, sources and contexts of Melbourne’s Realist film movement, including the feature documentary The Archive Project.

The Melbourne Realist Film Unit forged an Australian response to threats to freedom of speech and sought social justice through an engagement with European and American documentary, feature and avant-garde cinema. Their enterprise and creative ambition was not welcomed by governments of the day.

John Hughes works his essay magic on a forgotten part of Australian film history…There’s real politics, real style and real heart in this work” – Perth Revelation Film Festival Review, 2007.

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