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Public can't see

D.P. film yet

By F. KEITH MANZIE

MOST realistic, sincere and moving documen-  

tary film yet made about Europe's displaced persons was screened privately in Melbourne yesterday.

IT is Melbourne pro- ducer R. Maslyn Wil- liams' "Mike and   Stefani."

Unfortunately, no arrange- ments have yet been made for its release in Melbourne theatres.

It is to be hoped that any difficulties in showing it to the public will be satisfac- torily ironed out, as it is a notable piece of documentary comment.

Mr. Williams and one camera-man went into a

D.P. camp in Austria to re- cord a human document, made without aid of profes- sional player or rehearsal.

The graphic camera work

is a feature of this true story of two young Polish   people and their baby tossed about by the impact of war.

They are eventually inter- viewed by an Australian Consul ( scene given in great detail), and are per- mitted to come to Australia to take up a new life, free

of fear.

Mr. Williams used a wire recorder to capture the dia- logue for a courageous piece of filmcraft which presents a grim picture of the after- math of war and conditions in Europe.

The young couple whose bitter story is told in the film (typical of thousands of others) are now living hap- pily in New South Wales.

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