A Woman's story

United Kingdom, 1954

Film
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Through the story of one woman, the film gives an account of the work done by thousands of women in Britain who devote part of their spare time to various voluntary social services. The film is also significant in its exploration of the precursor of what would become the Department of Family and Community Services, staffed not by philanthropic local volunteers but by professional social workers.

Credits

director

Joe Mendoza

producer

Humphrey Swingler

production company

Greenpark Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:19:43:00

Colour

Black and White

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1954

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

30568

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Community

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Great Britain - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Public welfare

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

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

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

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Employment

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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