Underage

United Kingdom, 1982

Film
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A look at a group of eight teenagers - all in the 15/16 age group - who live in Coventry. The film traces the pressures of growing up without real prospects of employment and it examines the teenagers’ need to prove their identity. Subjects discussed include, racism, glue-sniffing, petty theft and promiscuity.

Credits

co-director

Kim Longinotto

Lizzie Lemon

production company

Lemon Film

Duration

00:56:23:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1982

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33866

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Unemployment - Great Britain

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Youth - Great Britain

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 12+

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Adolescence

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Gangs - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Racism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Teenagers

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Unemployment - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Youth - Employment

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Youth - Great Britain

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Youth - Employment

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Adolescence

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

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Autonomy in adolescence

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Self-respect

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Teenagers

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Youth - Great Britain

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

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drug abuse

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Self-respect

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Youth - Great Britain

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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