Captives of care

Australia, 1981

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A dramatic reconstruction of events which occurred at “Leumah”, a residential institution for physically handicapped adults, during 1973. Tells of the residents’ struggle to gain a measure of autonomy, and the obstacles which were put in their way. Adapted from the book “Captives of Care” by John Roarty. Cast includes: Julieanne Newbould, Pat Thomson, Kay Taylor, Phillip Hinton, Tony Ward and John Roarty.

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Credits

production company

Sydney Filmmakers Co-operative

producer

Don Catchlove

director

Stephen Wallace

Duration

00:48:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1981

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

014596

Language

English

Subject categories

Adaptations

Documentary

Documentary → Docudrama

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Discrimination against the handicapped

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Discrimination against the handicapped

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Handicapped - Australia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Handicapped - Civil rights

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Physically handicapped

Literature → Australian literature - Film and video adaptations

People → Thompson, Pat

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

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Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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