Bent not broken

Australia, 1988

Film
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Episode of Series “Australian mosaic”.
Up to 60% of refugees to Australia have experienced torture. Through interviews with survivors of torture, and by interviewing health workers and activists committed to supporting torture victims, we gain insight into the psychological, physical and emotional damage inflicted on people by organised state terrorism. “Bent not broken” is a compassionate and non- exploitative study of torture and trauma survivors in Australia and the video details the efforts of individuals and community organisations to address the needs of refugees coming to terms with past experiences of violence.

Credits

producer/director

Kay Donovan

production company

SBS-TV

Language

English

Duration

00:30:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38085

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Torture victims

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Torture victims

History → Refugees - Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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