Roots of happiness

United States, 1953

Film
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Docudram about two families in Puerto Rico, one a happy one in which the father and mother love each other and their children, the other one in which there are too many children, no understanding between the parents, and neglected and unhappy children, are contrasted to show the importance of well-adjusted, tolerant, loving parents in the development of happy productive children. Strong comparison made between children and trees, both of which should be planted far enough apart and in a number that can be properly cared for, thus raising questions of birth control.

Credits

director

Henwar Rodakiewicz

production company

Puerto Rico. Dept. of Health

Sun Dial Films

Language

English

Duration

00:23:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

28047

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Docudrama

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Children - Social conditions

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

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Parenting

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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