Mum's the word

Australia, 1982

Film
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Looks at three single mothers living on social security benefits or pensions and how they maintain their family lives. These women raise fundamental questions about single parenthood and the Australian social security system.

Credits

producer/director

Carol Kostanich

production company

Sydney Filmmakers Co-operative

Rose Street Films

Language

English

Duration

00:23:43:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

34795

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Women - Australia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

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

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Single parents

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

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

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

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women - Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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