So long to run

Canada, 1978

Film
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A woman on welfare is forced to take desperate measures to protect her children from her estranged husband and the welfare agency. The husband breaks down the door of her apartment when he suspects that she is entertaining a friend. The welfare officer threatens to remove her children if she continues to see the friend. Panic-stricken, she hides with her children in a borrowed car, but is picked up by the police.

Credits

director

Charles Lapp

producer

Vladimir Valenta

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:25:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

28659

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Victims

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Victims

Drama

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Abused women

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Poverty

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social problems

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Victims

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Economic conditions

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

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Abused women

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Conjugal violence

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Family violence

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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