Ordinary people

United States, 1977

Film
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Demonstrates the symptoms and dynamics of child abuse showing how relatively normal, average parents with high stress levels and unrealistic child rearing expectations can become abusive parents.

Credits

producer/director

Doug Miles

production company

University of Pittsburgh

Language

English

Duration

00:27:05:00

Colour

Colour

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

31752

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Family - United States

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Abused children

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Family - Social aspects

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Abused children

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Child abuse

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children - Family relationships

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Family - Psychological aspects

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Parenting

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Children - Care and hygiene

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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