A Letter to Dad: a Story of Co-Dependency

United States, 1990

Film
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This program examines co-dependency. Reluctantly, Megan attends her uncle’s funeral, and in the company of her two cousins, revisits her childhood home. Witnessing Megan’s distress, her cousin encourages her to speak of the effects of her father’s alcoholism on her childhood. This conversation leads Megan to seek a therapist’s help, and during these sessions she realises the important role her past unhappy childhood has had in determining her life. She is eventually able to lay to rest all the anger, grief and guilt that she has been carrying for so long.

Credits

director

Gerald Rogers

producer

Laverne McKinnon

Language

English

Duration

00:56:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36253

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Alcoholism

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

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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