Talking about Belonging

Australia, 1977

Film
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Talking about “Belonging” is a follow-up of a three-part series, the first two parts being “Belonging…the first week” and “Belonging…the second week”. The series is a study of social interaction in the town of Wellington, New South Wales. Through the lives of four men, it shows how in country towns there are those who “belong” and those who don’t - women, Aboriginals, the poor, the unemployed. “Talking about Belonging” is a discussion between the four men and their families with the filmmaker Philip Robertson and sociologist Kate Gillen when they first saw the completed film. Shows how the men see themselves. Also explores the creation of a “sense of belonging” in an Australian country town.

Credits

producer

Malcolm Otton

production company

Film Australia

Duration

00:21:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1977

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

010574

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Women

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Rural families

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Rural families

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Aboriginal Australians - Social conditions

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Social conditions - 20th Century

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Community development

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Discrimination - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Minorities

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Poor - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Rural families

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Sociology, Rural

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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