Who is Sylvia?

Canada, 1957

Film
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This drama, dealing with the impasse of understanding that often arises between teenagers and their parents, depicts a young girl who has arrived at the age where the old rules no longer apply, where resentments run high against parental authority, and where the gang comes first. She is bewildered, yet intensely aware of the new sort of world into which she is heading. The film provides an insight into the inner motivations and conflicts of adolescent girls.

Credits

director
producer

Julian Biggs

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:28:22:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1957

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

30453

Language

English

Subject categories

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Authority

Documentary

Documentary → Docudrama

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Adolescence

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Authority

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Conflict of generations

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Adolescence

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Assertiveness in adolescence

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Conflict of generations

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Teenage girls

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Adolescent psychology

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Assertiveness in adolescence

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Conflict of generations

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Peer pressure

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Teenage girls

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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