Mick

Australia, 1976

Film
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Episode of Series “Why can’t they be like we were?”.
Mick, the adolescent son of migrant parents, has been in trouble with the law since he was in Year 8 at school. He did not succeed at school. He cannot find a job and believes he is better off on the dole than working in a factory. He is hooked on tattoos and his ambition is to be tattooed all over. Explores the problems of being young in Mt. Druitt (New South Wales). NB: A sequal to this film was made two years later - “Mick revisited” (Title code 012754).

Credits

director

Phil Noyce

producer

Tom Manefield

production company

Film Australia

Language

English

Duration

00:15:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31086

Subject categories

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 12+

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Adolescence

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnic attitudes

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Immigrants - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Juvenile delinquency - Prevention

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

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

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social work with youth

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

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Youth - Employment

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Adolescence

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children of immigrants

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

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Choice (Psychology) in adolescence

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

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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