The Detour

United States, 1977

Film
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A film experienced entirely from the point of view of an elderly patient dying in a large hospital. As modern medicine struggles to keep eighty three year old Catherine Hamilton alive she struggles just as hard to die in peace. Each time she thinks she may be able to slip away, the doctors and nurses bring her back with a wonder drug, or a new machine. But Catherine continues to fight to control her own destiny with humour and dignity

Credits

director

Shelby Leverington

co-producer

Shelby Leverington

Caroline Mouris

production company

Phoenix Films

Language

English

Duration

00:13:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31311

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Death

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Aging

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

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Hospital care

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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