The Bullets of the poets

Australia, 1987

Film
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For the last decade in Nicaragua, women have been at the frontline of fighting and won the respect of their male companions both as organisers and combatants. Women have brought about this revolutionary change in attitudes by freeing themselves of the stereotype conventions regarding the place of women in war. The six women profiled in the film are remarkable for their sensitivity and the candidness with which they tell their stories. Though they have all experienced the horror of war, none have been hardened. They release their deepest feelings through poetry, and identify more with humanitarian idealism than political ideologies. Filmed entirely on location in Nicaragua.

Credits

production company

Gittoes and Dalton Productions

Gultha

co-producer

George Gittoes

Gabrielle Dalton

Duration

01:05:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1987

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303517

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Nicaragua

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Women in war

Places → Nicaragua

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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