I'll be home for Christmas

Australia, 1984

Film
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This film explores the sub-culture of people commonly dismissed as derelicts. It is a portrait of five homeless men and the film challenges conventional views of alcoholism and homelessness by depicting these men as members of a social network with a highly developed sense of mutual concern and camaraderie. A remarkable document, made over a two year period.

Credits

director

Brian McKenzie

Language

English

Duration

02:17:30:00

Colour

Colour

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33953

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Drug abuse - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Homeless persons

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Homelessness

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

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Social isolation

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

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

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drug abuse - Social aspects

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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