Why can't they be like we were?

Australia, 1976

Film
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Produced in consultation with the Social Education Materials Project of the Curriculum Development Centre, Canberra, each film is a case-study of one or two adolescents between the ages of 14 and 17. Across the ten films there is a broad and realistic perspective on adolescent life in Australia.

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Credits

director

Karl McPhee

producer

Tom Manefield

production company

Film Australia

Duration

00:12:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1976

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