Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Twenty-four different directors have taken twenty-four different hours from January 26, 1988 (Australia Day) and have explored the collective lives of Australians in this bicentennial feature. In 1788, the so-called First Fleet sailed into what is now Sydney Harbor. The ways that Australians celebrated that moment are the subject of this documentary. The only sour note in this cheerful feature is the evidence of widespread continued misunderstanding of the aboriginal people and their history.