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Listed under:  Language  >  Text types  >  Imaginative texts  >  Narratives  >  Narration  >  Flashbacks

From Sand to Celluloid - No Way to Forget, 1996: No future

This clip shows Shane Francis (David Ngoombujarra), an Indigenous Australian field officer for the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC), driving between Swan Hill and Melbourne on a country road at night. In voice-over he says he is haunted by the deaths he has been investigating and can feel the ...


All About Olive, 2004: Back to school

This clip shows 105-year-old Olive Riley returning to her school in Broken Hill in western New South Wales, to talk to the students. Olive recalls details of her schooldays during the early 1900s, as contemporary footage and black-and-white archival stills are shown. Olive meets the current students and regales them with ...


Look Both Ways, 2005: 'What are my chances?'

This clip shows Meryl (Justine Clarke) travelling home, beset by images of her death, while elsewhere Nick (William McInnes) is given a diagnosis of cancer. The opening sequence reveals Meryl's feelings as she returns from her father's funeral through the use of amplified sound effects, no dialogue, numerous close-ups and ...


Seven Deadly Sins - Envy, 1992: For fear of it finishing

This clip shows Kerry's mother washing Kerry's hair over the kitchen sink and giving advice on Kerry's boyfriend Jack. The two women are seen in close-up as they discuss Jack, men in general and then Kerry's violent father. As if in flashback the camera pans across the set, 70s disco music fades in and the figure of Kerry's ...