The Human Jigsaw

Australia, 1985

Film
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This documentary, that tells of one of Australia’s most successful efforts to fight drug addiction, is a “no holds barred” view on Odyssey House in Sydney and its drug rehabilitation program told by the residents undergoing treatment. It shows the progressive degradation of people through drug addiction to the depths of despair and hopelessness and the way in which the Odyssey program rebuilds shattered lives. The story addresses the cynicism of many people to the problems and reasons of addiction and cure.

Credits

director

Don Murray

production company

Film Australia

Language

English

Duration

00:48:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35492

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drug abuse

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drug abuse - Australia - Prevention

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Youth - Drug use - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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