Aya

Australia, 1990

Film
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The story of Aya, the Japanese war bride of an Australian serviceman, spans over twenty years from the early fifties to to the mid-seventies. Hoaas’ intention was to question Australian attitudes to Asians and to express, through the character of Aya’s husband Frank, some disturbing contradictions in the Australian male psyche. In her examination of cross-cultural complexities Hoaas is reticent in projecting feelings, adopting a somewhat elliptical approach to dramatising Aya’s relationship.

Credits

co-producer

Solrun Hoaas

Denise Patience

production company

Goshu Films

Duration

01:32:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1990

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38243

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Australia - Social life and customs

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Intercountry marriage

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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