Birthdays

Australia, 1989

Film
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Episode of Series “Australian mosaic”.
Australians, from all ages, from all backgrounds, discuss mythologies and stories connected with birth, mothering and pregnancy. The video utilises the imagery of water to represent the foetal world of the womb. By contrasting stories of pain and joy; accounts from mothers and accounts from adults who have undergone re-birthing; and by contrasting different cultural experiences of birth, “Birthdays” ultimately is a testament to the crucial role, ideas surrounding birth and mothering have on forming individual and cultural identity.

Credits

director

Linda Rawlings

producer

Michael Rogers

production company

SBS-TV

Language

English

Duration

00:30:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38198

Subject categories

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Birth, Hour of

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Childbirth

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Birth, Hour of

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

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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