14's good, 18's better

Australia, 1981

Film
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A longitudinal study of three Adelaide girls, now 18, intercut with footage from “Smokes and lollies”, shot when they were 14. Their previous expectations have been altered by the experiences of marriage, parenthood, employment, low incomes and insecurity. However, they remain optimistic, with their humour intact. (Awards: Winner, Best Australian Educational Short Film, Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) Awards, 1982)

Credits

co-producer

Timothy Read

Gillian Armstrong

Hilary Linstead

production company

Film Australia

M and L

Big Picture

Duration

00:49:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1981

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38017

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Adelaide (S. Aust.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Women - Australia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Adolescence

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Teenage pregnancy

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Teenagers

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Economic conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Employment

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Youth

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Youth - Employment

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Youth - Employment

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Adolescence

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Stress in adolescence

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Teenage girls

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Teenage marriage

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Teenage parents

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Teenage pregnancy

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Teenagers

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Teenagers - Family relationships

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Teenagers - Sexual behavior

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women - Australia

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Youth

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Stress in adolescence

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Teenage girls

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Teenage marriage

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Teenage parents

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Teenage pregnancy

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Teenagers

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Youth

Places → Adelaide (S. Aust.)

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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