An Australian documentary director with a passion for social justice, David Bradbury graduated from the Australian National University in Canberra with a degree in political science. Bradbury began his career with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1972 as a radio journalist, and from the outset proved himself a talented media maker with an eye towards social justice issues. In 1981 his first featire-length documentary, Front Line, was released, following the career of Vietnam-era cameraman Neil Davis. The documentary was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1981. Politics was his theme again with the next documentary, Public Enemy Number One, which told the tale of Australian journalist Wilfred Burchett, the first Western journalist on the scene at Hiroshima after the bomb was dropped. Other films include Loggerheads (1986), South of the Border (1987), Jabiluka (1997), Shoalwater: Up forGrabs, which featured Midnight Oil’s Peter Garret examining the joint US-Australian base at Shoalwater, and the follow up film Blowin’ in the Wind about the effects of depleted uranium in the area, My Asian Heart (2009) and the forthcoming On Borrowed Time (2012).
- 2011 On Borrowed Time (documentary)
- 2010 When the Dust Settles (short)
- 2010 Going Vertical: The Shortboard Revolution (documentary)
- 2009 My Asian Heart (documentary)
- 2007 A Hard Rain (video documentary)
- 2007 Blowin’ in the Wind
- 2006 Raul the Terrible (documentary)
- 2002 Fond Memories of Cuba (documentary)
- 1993 Nazi Supergrass
- 1986 Chile: Hasta Cuando? (documentary) (producer)
- 1984 Nicaragua: No pasaran (documentary)
- 1981 Public Enemy Number One (documentary)
- 1979 Front Line (documentary) (producer)
- Other – community films: South of the Border; State of Shock; Jabiluka; Wamsley’s War; Shoalwater: Up for Grabs; The Last Whale; The Battle for Byron; Battle for Byron II; Loggerheads; Nick Shand; Bridge over the River Bruns; Polska.