Bitter Surrender

Australia, 1989

Film
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A documentary about an overlooked aspect of adoption, the experience of mothers who have surrendered or given up their children. Through the personal accounts of five women, it explores and exposes what the legally enforced secrecy surrounding adoption hides, that the majority of women who relinquish their children face seemingly unresolvable shame and grief.

Credits

producer

Louise Hubbard

Duration

00:29:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1989

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35652

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Adoption

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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