The Woodcutter's son

Australia, 2001

Film
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Episode of Series “Family foibles”.
Part of the “Family foibles” series of documentaries about five Australian families. After being sent to jail for armed robbery aged seventeen, Allan’s family disowned him. Almost thirty years later, his father is dead and Allan, now reformed and a published poet and community centre volunteer, is seeking to rebuild his relationships with his mother and sister. He travels back to country Victoria, to the town of his youth, wondering which family he really belongs to - his substitute family of crims and street people who understand him or the biological family to whom he is a stranger. His journey of reconciliation is punctuated with his poems and the train trip from Melbourne to Shepparton is interwoven with reminiscences of past events. 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

317867

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 → Brothers and sisters

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

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Family reunions

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

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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