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Title Big Dreamers / Director: Hardman, Camille
Published Australia : ABC, 2007
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Summary Once upon a time there was a tiny sugar-producing township called Tully in Far North Queensland, Australia. Tully is renowned for its endless sugar fields and...rain. One day the townsfolk were shocked by the devastating news that Brazil had dumped its sugar on the world market. "What will we do?" they cried, "We will all be ruined." Not being one to knock back a challenge, life-time resident and Rotary Club member Ron Hunt calls a meeting with the town leaders to see what can be done to save Tully from financial rack and ruin. Ron proposes to build The World's Biggest Gumboot in honour of Tully's record rainfall of 7.98 metres in 1950.Roger Chandler - a fellow Rotarian and a prodigious frog sculptor says the idea was based on his boot trophy presented to the Tully Boot Scooters complete with a Green Tree Frog clinging to the side. Ron Hunt and Roger Chandler don't always see eye to eye, and Ron was not eager for Roger to build the boot. So Ron looked further abroad to commission the 'outsider' Bryan Newell, who lives about 130 kms away. Ron gives Roger the job of carving his 140th frog. Still feeling rejected Roger can't help but sabotage Bryan's boot building project with his oversized frog.As the boot goes further and further over the deadline, Ron starts to have misgivings not only about Bryan, but his own motivations. Six months later the town wants to know where their $90,000 boot is? How will this affect Ron's reputation?Will the Big Golden Gumboot, complete with the green frog clinging precariously to the side make a difference to the town's overall economy?Only time will tell.PRODUCTION DETAILS:Directed by Camille Hardman. Produced and written by John Fink
Event Broadcast 2010-04-04 at 14:30:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Capitalism.
Carving (Decorative arts)
Financial crises -- Prevention.
Sugarcane -- Harvesting.
Form Streaming video
Author Baller, Bonny, contributor
Byrne, Tip, contributor
Chandler, Roger, contributor
Fran Myors, Fran, contributor
Gilbert, Arthur, contributor
Goodman, David, contributor
Hardman, Camille, director
Hart, Andy, contributor
Hunt, Ron, contributor
Katter, Bob, contributor
Mauger, Jim, contributor
Newell, Bryan, contributor
Noble, Clare, contributor
Peltz, Eric, contributor
Quangliata, Crino, contributor
Quangliata, Sera, contributor
Ruby, Kevin, contributor
tieitzer, Dave, contributor
Venning, Dianne, contributor
Venning, Roger, contributor
Williams, Pat, contributor