As part of the Territory Tribute events program, Browns Mart Theater in Darwin will play host to a number of films and documentaries some of which have been curated by the HISTORY channel. This festival will include three days of action across Thursday 11 April, Saturday 13 April and Sunday 14 April, and will conclude with two critically acclaimed ANZAC documentaries on ANZAC Day, Thursday April 25 at the Deckchair Cinema.
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Military Film Festival
April 11 – April 14
Location: Browns Mart Theater
12 Smith Street, Darwin City, NT 0800, AUSTRALIA
WINNING WORLD WAR I – The Western Front Diaries
Thursday April 11, 6.30pm
An in-depth look at the ANZAC contribution to the western front victories battle by battle.
MATESHIP: USA & Australia A Century Together
Saturday April 13, 2.00pm
For a century the United States of America and Australia have fought together in every major conflict, one of the longest alliances in modern history. Hosted by acclaimed Australian journalist Mike Munro this documentary will explores the fascinating and entertaining story of trust, difference, loyalty and respect between Australia and the U.S.A: it is an epic story of Mateship.
THE TRAGEDY OF THE MONTEVIDEO MARU
Saturday April 13, 4.00pm
The story of the Montevideo Maru, Japanese POW ship sunk by the Americans during W.W.2 and killing over 1000 fine young Australian men.
THE BOMBING OF DARWIN: An Awkward Truth
Sunday April 14, 2.00pm
This program investigates the events surrounding one significant chapter in the battle of Australia. On the morning of 19 February 1942, a formation of 188 Japanese aircraft struck Darwin with tremendous ferocity, sinking eight ships, destroying 23 aircraft and scoring direct hits on the wharf, Post Office and Government House. The Bombing of Darwin: An Awkward Truth takes us inside the official Inquiry, allowing the key witnesses of the bombing to describe the events in their own words.
GALLIPOLI FROM ABOVE
Sunday April 14, 4.00pm
Gallipoli From Above will reveal a truth about the ANZAC landing far more significant than the myths about poor planning, wrong beaches and British generals sending the ANZACS to certain death. Gallipoli From Above is the true story of how a team of Australian officers used aerial intelligence, emerging technology and innovative tactics to plan the landing at Anzac Cove.
Military Film Festival- ANZAC Day Special
April 25- from 7.30pm
Location: Deckchair Cinema
Jervois Rd off Kitchener Drive, Darwin Waterfront, NT 0800 AUSTRALIA
Harry’s War is a story of mateship, bothers in arms and friendship that embraces culture, war and death. Harry is a Koorie and Mitch a non-Aboriginal Australian. Harry’s War examines how friendship can transcend race, cultural differences and societal barriers.
THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD
An extraordinary and unique look back at WW1, using never-before-seen film footage captured at the time and narrated by British survivors of the war. Employing state-of-the-art technology to transform audio and moving image archive footage more than a century old, Peter Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell the story of WW1 and the men who were there.