The Sink

United Kingdom, 1982

Film
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An experimental film based on “The Mid-Atlantic man” by Tom Wolfe. It compares the class structure of the Western world to an experiment carried out on rats by an American ethnologist in the 1950s. Of a group only a minority live comfortably and happily, the majority are not so fortunate.

Credits

director

Nola Marshall

Language

English

Duration

00:22:47:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33459

Subject categories

Adaptations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Class consciousness

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Violence

Experimental

Experimental → Experimental films - United States

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Violence

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

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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