The Dummerer

Australia, 1985

Film
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Gothic melodrama, which makes dramatic and economical use of empty frames, overlapping sound and striking images to tell its story of a faith healer’s attempt to de-traumatise and restore the speech of a dumb young man. The results are sensational.

Credits

production company

Swinburne Institute of Technology. Film and Television School

Duration

00:27:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1985

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

34510

Language

English

Subject categories

Amateur & Student Films

Amateur & Student Films → Student films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Spiritual healing

Experimental

Experimental → Experimental films - Australia

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Spiritual healing

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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