Mick's gift

Australia, 2001

Film
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Episode of Series “Family foibles”.
Part of the “Family foibles” series of five documentaries about Australian families. Filmmaker Celeste Geer takes as her starting point a box of long forgotten 16mm amateur film shot by her late grandfather Mick in the 1940s and 1950s, in an attempt to better understand the character of the man she idolised as a child. She found that the memories captured in the footage of his family, friends and travels and the those that emerged through the recollections of family members and an old mate, offered up contradictory images of her grandfather which challenged the mythology around him built up in her family history. A film that questions the way family memories get tailored for the consumption of future generations. A study guide is available from http://www.roninfilms.com.au/related/2365104851-0.pdf

Credits

production company

Flying Carpet Films

producer

Steve Thomas

Duration

00:27:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
2001

Appears in

Family foibles

Group of items

Family foibles

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

317819

Language

English

Audience classification

Exempt

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Family - Social aspects

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children - Family relationships

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Fathers and daughters

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Mothers and daughters

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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