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Midnight Oil: 1984

1984: Midnight Oil released their iconic record Red Sails in the Sunset, and became Australia’s most emblematic rock and roll band. That same year the lead singer Peter Garrett decided to run for Senate for the Nuclear Disarmament Party.
While Peter Garrett had been a spokesman for environmental and social issues since the beginning of his career, the pressure of performing on both the live stage and the political stage took its toll on the musicians.
Using never before seen footage of the band as they tour - from electrifying concerts to political commitments - this film tells how a group of awesomely talented musicians with a powerful and ambitious message were able to inspire a generation to try and change the world.


Direction: Ray Argall

Production: Piccolo Films Production

For the 40th anniversary of the iconic album Red Sails in the Sunset

Languages: French, English

awards & festivals

  • WAR ON SCREEN 2019

    Official Selection

  • Cinema des Antipodes 2019

    Official Selection

  • AACTA Awards Festival 2018

    Best soundtrack

  • Ozflix Independent Film Awards 2019


  • Ozflix Independent Film Awards 2019

    Best Soundtrack

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