The More they learn

Australia, 1981

Film
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A young man, David McPherson, discusses his experience of being paraplegic since the age of eight. The film is shot at a tertiary college where he is a residential student and he and his fellow students talk about the way he has made sure that he can fit into everyday life on campus. Discusses the problem of sexuality of the disabled. A positive film highlighting what paraplegics are capable of achieving.

Credits

producer/director

Daryl Mildenhall

production company

Australian Film Commission

Duration

00:48:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1981

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

32610

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Mainstreaming in education

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Students

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Handicapped - Sexual behavior

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Handicapped - Sexual behaviour

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

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

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Sports for the physically handicapped

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Physically handicapped - Recreation

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Sports for the physically handicapped

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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