Do I have to kill my child?

Australia, 1976

Film
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A program which dramatises the anguish and desperation of parents who turn baby-bashers. Jackie Weaver plays Dianne, a young, middle class mother whose ability to cope with children, neighbours, the housework and upward-mobile husband and all the stresses of modern living suddenly gives way. A warm, dramatic film about a very real problem in contemporary society. Cast include: Jacki Weaver, Brendon Lunney, Willie Fennell.

Credits

director

Donald Crombie

co-producer

Janet Isaac

Timothy Read

production company

Film Australia

Language

English

Duration

00:52:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

30949

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Docudrama

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Child abuse

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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