Here at Deskarati we shy away quickly from offering advice or making recommendations, but after a recent re-viewing of the 2000 film ‘The Dish’ we couldn’t help ourselves. One of our favourite films of the last decade and a typical understated Australian production. We whole heartedly recommend you give it a look or even, another look. – Deskarati –
In the days before the July 19, 1969 space mission that marked humankind’s first steps on the moon, NASA was working with a group of Australian technicians who had agreed to rig up a satellite interface. That the Aussies placed the satellite dish smack dab in the middle of an Australian sheep farm in the boondocks town of Parkes was just one of the reasons that NASA was concerned. Based on a true story, The Dish takes a smart, witty, comical look at the differing cultural attitudes between Australia and the U.S. while revisiting one of the greatest events in history.