Thirst

Australia, 1977

Film
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One of three films as part of the National Drug Education Program which take an in-depth view of drug addiction in the day-to-day lives of ordinary people. Bob, a travelling salesman in children’s wear is an alcoholic. Although his is a loving family, his drinking and gambling cause his wife great stress and anguish. His drinking leaves him with little or nothing for housekeeping and expenses as he often “drinks” away his wages. Bob wants to lead a normal life and “tomorrow he’ll be sober”, but for him, tomorrow never comes. Photography by Dean Semler. (See also “All in the same boat” T/C 012758 and “Hassles” T/C 012851).

Credits

production company

Film Australia

producer

Robin Hughes

Duration

00:18:21:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1977

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

012683

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Docudrama

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Drug abuse - Social aspects

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Alcoholism - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drug abuse - Alcohol

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drug abuse - Social aspects

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drug addiction

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Men - Alcohol use

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

U-Matic; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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