Why vandalism?

United States, 1955

Film
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Three boys, from unhappy home situations, share the feeling of being outsiders. Unable to join in the fun at a high school hangout the boys walk aimlessly along the dark streets. They climb in an open window at the high school to see a white rabbit in a science room cage. Impulsively, they destroy the whole class-room. At court the judge summarises the factors which led these boys into vandalism and the ways in which such acts could be avoided.

Credits

producer

Hal Kopel

production company

Encyclopaedia Britannica Films

Language

English

Duration

00:15:38:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

30481

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Ephemeral films

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Vandalism

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Juvenile delinquents

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Vandalism

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Child psychology

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Youth - Conduct of life

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

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Mental hygiene

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Mental hygiene - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Risk-taking (psychology) in adolescence

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Youth - Conduct of life

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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