Skipping class

Australia, 1983

Film
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A dramatised re-enactment of cultural conflict and the parent, student, teacher triangle. Steve is a seventeen year old, born in Macedonia and living in Australia, who is not doing well at school. He is caught in between a father, who has high hopes for him, and a burnt out teacher, and in the end it is Steve who suffers most.

Credits

director

Maureen McCarthy

producer/director

Chris Warner

production company

Trout Films

Language

English

Duration

00:43:20:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33576

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Biculturalism

Documentary

Documentary → Docudrama

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Adolescence

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Biculturalism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture conflict

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Immigrants - Australia

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Education - Parent participation

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Education, Secondary

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Home and school

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Immigrants - Education

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Adolescence

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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