A Scary Time

United States, 1960

Film
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A powerful emotional plea by the United Nation’s Children Fund, appealing for support from affluent nations using experimental film techniques combining found and improvised footage. The film intercuts footage of American children during their Halloween ‘Trick or Treat’ rounds collecting money for UNICEF with footage of international child hunger. Deals convincingly with the realities of children’s lives in less affluent countries. Music by Peggy Glanville-Hicks.

Credits

director

Robert Hughes

Shirley Clarke

producer

Thorold Dickinson

production company

UNICEF

Language

English

Duration

00:15:38:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

28213

Subject categories

Documentary

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Economic assistance

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Hunger

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → United Nations

Experimental

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Children - Health and hygiene

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Malnutrition in children

History → United Nations

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

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