Black and white photograph of man with moving picture camera

Action! Film & War

An exhibition about the power of moving images to record and shape Australia’s history.

Exhibition Information

Exhibition Galleries

1 Shakespeare Place
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 9273 1414

A cinematic journey featuring moving images, oral histories, artwork and objects that showcase film technology through the ages.  

The exhibition explores the use of film to document the experiences of Australian Defence Force personnel overseas, and showcases the role of film to promote, report on, and recreate events from our military history, from before the First World War until today.  

Through expertly chosen objects, images and stories, the visitor is challenged to consider the tensions between fact and fiction in the moving image’s quest to truthfully record history while also telling the best story. The exhibition also explores feature film narratives which collectively share war stories with broad audiences and frame how history is remembered. 

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