An Ordinary woman

Australia, 1989

Film

Jackie is 38 years old. She lives with John and they have two small children. Once she wanted to be an opera singer. Once she had a boyfriend called Paul who married someone else. Once she travelled overseas. In the Sixties she was in love with Charlie. In the Seventies she sang in a band. In the Eighties she makes scones with the kids. In the process of (re) presenting an ordinary woman’s life this film explores questions of identity, representation and truth.

Credits

director

Sue Brooks

co-producer

Alison Tilson

Sue Brooks

Language

English

Duration

00:35:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36442

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Truth

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Truth

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women

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

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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