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EDGE OF THE KNOWN WORLD

A MULTI-VOICE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAíS
LEADING FILM SCHOOL

Kim Williams, Chief Executive, Fox Studios Australia:

"Edge of the Known World is a remarkably refreshing work. It captures the vibrant diversity, energy and sense of adventure that has been encompassed within the mission of the Australian Film Television and Radio School over its first 25 years.

The candour of the book and its open approach to the free ranging debates (and disputes) which have always governed its creative life is as rare as it is precious. It is also a unique documentary testament to the astonishing range of filmmakers who have passed through the portals of the AFTRS, and, notwithstanding the energetic disagreements which have proliferated throughout the life of the school, is a lasting testament to the impact of the school on every facet of modern film and television life in Australia.

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Sandra Levy, Producer (The Well, Police Rescue, High Tide, Big Sky [tv]):

"I have just read Edge of the Known World - and commend it highly.

The interviews with the students (many of them now among the finest filmakers in the world) were fascinating - their anecdotes of personal triumphs, frustrations, friendships, and regrets, were remarkable in their openness and honesty, and inspirational in their humility. The contrast with the big picture government and politics and administration, and the struggle to define the schoolís philosophy is instructive.

It is important that the history of this fast moving, rapidly changing industry is documented while it happens, and while personal memories are so vivid.

The wide range of contributors, everyone from every role in the school seems to be here, and the extensive appendices, make this an invaluable contribution to the industry. It is a book filled with optimism and energy."

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EDGE OF THE KNOWN WORLD
Impressions of the first 25 years of the Australian Film Television and Radio School

Edited by
Meredith Quinn and
Andrew L. Urban

Interviews by
Andrew L. Urban

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