Ladies in lines

Australia, 1989

TV show
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Depicts women recruits in the Australian Army training camp at Kapooka. The video follows the women as they arrive at Kapooka, to the shouting abuse of the army corporals. The second week of training is marked by strenuous exercise. Shot over the full twelve weeks of their basic training course, this documentary is a graphically accurate portrayal of the process of military indoctrination which tests the women both physically and mentally. Although they came from both urban and country environments, the recruits were united by their desire to make something of their lives. In the end, many were forced to ask themselves the question, ‘is it worth it?’ Frank, compelling and controversial, this is award-winning documentary making at its finest.

Credits

production company

ABC-TV (Australia)

producer/director

Meray Dahan

Duration

01:30:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1989

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303851

Language

English

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Australia - Armed forces

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Australia - Armed forces - Women

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Women soldiers

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Armed forces - training

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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