Bitter medicine = Medicina amara

Australia, 1987

Film
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Bitter medicine explores the personal experiences of migrant women in Australia and their use of tranquillisers. Through a dramatised reconstruction the video explores reasons that compel women to seek help and the common medical response. This video suggests alternatives to medication and presents migrant women’s personal experiences and their determination to face a pill-free life.

Credits

director

Sabina Wynn

producer

Jessica Douglas-Henry

production company

Leichardt Women's Community Health Centre

Language

Italian

Duration

00:21:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36461

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Women immigrants

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women immigrants

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women immigrants

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Women - Health and hygiene

Foreign language films

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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