Doc – A Portrait of Herbert Vere Evatt
- DIRECTOR Pat Fiske
- PRODUCER Denise Haslem
- WRITER David McKnight
- EDITOR Henry Danger
- COMPLETION YEAR 1995
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United Nations, this documentary explores the role Australia played in establishing the United Nations and reflects on the life and work of “Doc” Evatt, the only Australian to become President of the UN General Assembly.
“We in Australia neglect our heroes. Unless they achieve sporting fame, we tend to ignore and forget them. So this film reminds us of the fellow citizen who was well ahead of his time. He saw internationalism as the way of the future. He saw multicultural society, such as we now have in Australia, as the alternative to ethnic cleansing which has infected so much of the rest of the world since the end of the Cold War. Young people in Australia today should learn from Dr Evatt’s life. They should see themselves and their future in a global and regional context.” Justice Kirby 1995