Theirs is the kingdom

United States, 1972

Film
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Two high school boys attempting to solve the problems of poverty in a Mexican border town, cause a near riot because of their insensitivity. Back at school one of the boys realises that the whole venture was no more than an ego trip, and tries to escape his feelings by speeding out to the desert on his bike. The bike upsets and he finds himself in the dust, alone unable to take anymore, he cries out to God. Some days later, Carl at peace, is seen alone heading back to spend a few days living among the people in the border town.

Credits

director

Bruce Baker

production company

Teleketics

Language

English

Duration

00:05:49:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

29379

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Mexico

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Poverty

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

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

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

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Moral education

Places → Mexico

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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