A Song of air

Australia, 1987

Film
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An autobiographical account of a daughter’s relationship with her father from the interior of a “typical” Australian family of the 1950’s. Using original 16mm home movie footage filmed by her father, she speaks by means of voice-over of his severe religious and patriarchal oppression, and her resistance to his values and expectations.

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Credits

director

Merilee Bennett

producer

Jane Karslake

Duration

00:26:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1987

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

017516

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Home movies and video

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Experimental

Experimental → Experimental films - Australia

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Fathers and daughters

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file H264; ACMI External Digital Access Copy

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