The Tightrope

Australia, 1987

Film

This film documents four stories - three about girls leaving school (Daniella who wants to become a model and an actress; Karen who is already engaged and planning to be a wife; and Kelly who applies for a job in real estate), and the other about Dianne, married with two sons, who is successfully employed in a male dominated trade. In this frank and informative investigation, the issues taken into account are gender stereotyping, influences and expectations of peer groups, parents and boyfriends in both rural and city environments and the effect of the “Girls Program” courses currently being taught in Australian High Schools.

Credits

director

Judy Menczel

producer

Tristram Miall

Language

English

Duration

00:25:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35105

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Career development

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Adolescence

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Youth - Employment

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Career development

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Youth - Employment

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Adolescence

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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