Exits

Australia, 1981

Film

A personal reaction to the ironies implicit in Remembrance Day, 11 November, 1975. “Exits” is an experimental feature film, one of the first Australian features to merge documentary and enacted elements. The film looks at the effects of the Whitlam sacking on a handful of people wandering the streets, dumps, pubs and public transport of Melbourne. It uses a mixture of radio voice-overs, poems, telexes, headlines and press conferences to set a documentary background against which the growing anger and frustration (or indifference) of the characters can be measured. Rated: G

Credits

co-director

Paul Davies

Pat Laughren

Carolyn Howard

Language

English

Duration

00:47:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36517

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Politics and government

Experimental

History → History

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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