No going back

Australia, 1981

Film
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This film sensitively explores the extreme problems of social adjustment experienced by people newly released from prison. After several years of confinement within an ordered monochrome prison life, the outside world is a noisy busy place. Housing, money, wives, defactos, children, a job - all have to be sorted out within a short time if the ex-prisoner is not going to fall back on old ways, old friends, and the same situations which led to prison in the first place. Cast includes Chris Haywood, Richard Moir, Jennifer Scott-Roberts, Geraldine Smedley and Ellen Freeman.

Credits

director

Scott Hicks

producer

Terry Jennings

production company

South Australian Film Corporation

Chrysalis Films

Language

English

Duration

00:30:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

32577

Subject categories

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Prisoners - Australia

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Prisoners - Rehabilitation

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

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Adjustment (Psychology)

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Alienation (Social psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Adjustment (Psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Alienation (Social psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Change (Psychology)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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