Upstairs downstairs

Australia, 2001

Film
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Episode of Series “Family foibles”.
Part of the “Family foibles” series of documentaries about five Australian families. “Upstairs downstairs” explores Harald’s and Louise’s attempt to deal with the break-up of their 14-year relationship which occurred during the first year of their daughter Sophia’s life. Both wanted to maintain a sense of family and home for Sophia without inflicting their personal conflict onto her by staying together ‘for the sake of the children’. Their solution was to convert their house into two self-contained living areas with separate entrances, an arrangement that allows minimal disruption to Sophia’s life. Both parents work full-time and share parenting through a 50:50 roster that has room for some flexibility. The daily workings of this social experiment are observed as the two negotiate the challenges of having a ‘single but equal’ approach to parenting, while living seperately in close proximity to one another. A study guide is available from http://www.roninfilms.com.au/related/2365104851-0.pdf

Credits

production company

Flying Carpet Films

producer

Steve Thomas

director
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

317868

Language

English

Audience classification

Exempt

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Middle classes

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

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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