As the mirror burns

Australia, 1990

Film
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In this illuminating documentary, Melbourne psychologist and peace activist, Dr. Di Bretherton, reveals the untold story of the women in the Vietnam War. Few people are aware that women made up a large proportion of the Vietnamese forces. As she travels through the Vietnam of the 90’s, Di Bretherton introduces us to the women who fought for their country, living with their families in complex tunnel systems, as their country was bombed and defoliated. The film also covers the long-term effects of the war caused by chemicals such as Agent Orange.

Credits

co-director

Diane Bretherton

Cristina Pozzan

producer

Cristina Pozzan

production company

Musical Films

Language

English

Duration

00:58:00:00

Colour

Colour

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37493

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Agent Orange

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Bretherton, Diane

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Motion pictures and the war

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Women in war

History → Bretherton, Diane

People → Bretherton, Diane

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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