The Shadow of ignorance: An inquiry

United Kingdom, 1964

Film
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Venereal disease in Britain, a programme introduced by Jo Grimmond, M.P. It avoids moral issues, and concentrates on facts: the symptoms of infection, the confidential nature of treatment at a special clinic and the contact slips for patients to give to those who infected them. At the end, three patients are interviewed: a prostitute, a boy and a girl (who talks good sense about parental attitudes). To some extent it will discourage promiscuity; certainly by making it clear that treatment is neither embarrassing nor painful it will encourage those who suspect that they have been infected to seek treatment. Restriction: To be shows to members and students of the medical profession and nursing profession.

Credits

production company

Granada Television

Duration

00:41:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1964

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

009690

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Sexually transmitted diseases

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Diseases

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Medical care

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Medical films

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Sexually transmitted diseases

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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