As the mirror burns

Australia, 1990

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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.

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Credits

co-director

Cristina Pozzan

Diane Bretherton

producer

Cristina Pozzan

production company

Musical Films

Duration

00:58:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1990

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302726

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

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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