God's girls: stories from an australian convent

Australia, 1992

Film
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A group of nuns, past and present, talk about life in a Sisters of Mercy convent in Singleton, N.S.W. from the 1940’s to the present day. This is a courageous and clever film that investigates the subtle complexities of change within a society that has been surrounded by mystery for hundreds of years. The film delves deeply into the beliefs of those women who have chosen to live a very different life to that of most women, but it also gives voice, with integrity, wit and sensitivity to those who have chosen to leave the cloister. Cinematography by Mandy Walker.

Credits

director

Cherie Nowlan

producer

Glenys Rowe

production company

Central Park Films

Language

English

Duration

00:49:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37621

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Catholic Church

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Nuns

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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