Unmarried mothers

United Kingdom, 1969

Film
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A report on illegitimacy in Britain. Eight unmarried mothers are interviewed before and after the birth of their babies. They talk about contraception, abortion, adoption and the problems they face in society and in supporting a baby. The work of the National Council of the Unmarried Mother and Child, Mothers and Baby Homes and the social worker is shown. Narrated by Douglas Keay.

Credits

production company

Granada International Productions

producer

Elaine Grand

Duration

00:52:47:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1969

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

011373

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Women - Interviews

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Abortion

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Single parents

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

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

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

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women's rights

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Abortion

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Adoption

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Contraception

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women's rights

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

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Pregnancy, Unwanted

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Women's health services

History → Women's rights

People → Women - Interviews

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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