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

production company

Rose Street Films

Sydney Filmmakers Co-operative

producer/director

Carol Kostanich

Duration

00:23:43:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1982

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

017707

Language

English

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

Colour

Colour

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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