My parents don't understand me

United Kingdom, 1968

TV show
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Episode of Series “Man Alive”.
Kathy Westen ran away from home at sixteen, was found six months later living rough, sleeping in derelict houses. Now she is at home again - at least for the time being. She left because she could not make her parents understand her. They worried because they could not understand what she was trying to tell them. Kathy’s act of throwing away the comforts and securities of home life represents the communication gulf between parents and their children today.

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Credits

director

Adam Clapham

production company

BBC-TV

Duration

00:31:07:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1968

Appears in

Man Alive

Group of items

Man Alive

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

007415

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television series

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Communication skills

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Adolescence

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Conflict of generations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Family - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Homelessness

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Runaway teenagers

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Communication skills

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Psychology - Study and teaching

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Adolescence

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Communication skills

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Conflict of generations

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Interpersonal communication

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Interpersonal conflict

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Parenting

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Runaway teenagers

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Teenagers - Family relationships

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Adolescent psychology

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Communication skills

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Conflict of generations

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Interpersonal communication

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Interpersonal conflict

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Psychology - Study and teaching

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Runaway teenagers

Television

Television → Television series

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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