Red Matildas

Australia, 1984

Film
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Through the lives of three women, Audrey Blake, May Pennefather and Joan Goodwin, “Red Matildas” explores the social and political conditions in Australia during the Great Depression - conditions of massive unemployment, widespread malnutrition and growing militarism at home and abroad, that provoked many people to political activity. May Pennefather served 12-18 months in the Spanish Civil War. Cinematographer: Laurie McInnes

Credits

co-producers/directors

Trevor Graham

Sharon Connolly

production company

Yarra Bank Films

Language

English

Duration

00:50:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

34039

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Social conditions - 20th Century

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Blake, Audrey

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Communism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Depressions - 1929

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Goodwin, Joan

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Pennefather, May

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Protest movements

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women in politics

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women political activists - Australia

History → Australia - History

History → Blake, Audrey

History → Depressions - 1929

History → Goodwin, Joan

History → History

History → Pennefather, May

History → Protest movements

People → Blake, Audrey

People → Goodwin, Joan

People → Pennefather, May

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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