Debs

United Kingdom, 1986

Film
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In the Republic of Ireland, the “Debs” dance marks the end of school days, a romantic night to remember, which represents the transition from childhood to maturity. The reality, however, is often an expensive evening of heartbreak or alcoholic excess, culminating in the exhausted and dispirited youths trailing through the down streets of Dublin in their bedraggled finery. This look at teenage ritual is explosively portrayed by youngsters from the Dublin Youth Centre.

Credits

director
producer

Gareth Wardell

Duration

00:28:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1986

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35072

Language

English

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Adolescence

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

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Adolescence

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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