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Joan, an unmarried mother, talks about her experiences.
Series : Putting a Face to an Issue | Episode : 5 | Year : 1975 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes | Producer : Suzanne Baker
Director : Bob Kingsbury |
Various still frames CU Joan's face, interview single mother Joan about being 36 when her daughter Melissa was born although being told to have an abortion as she was unmarried, CU drawing by Melissa, fear of authorities, CU wrist, pan car wreckage to Joan and teenage daughter Melissa looking and rummaging through rubbish in dump, interview Joan saying Melissa is her reason for living and has dignity, photo Joan as younger woman, Joan and Melissa shopping in fish markets, crowds in markets, interview about applying for pension.
Access No. 136378 | 4 mins 59 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
VS group of women (CHUM) sitting in circle having discussion, interview single mother Joan talking about coming to terms with her daughter leaving home one day, daughter Melissa giving Joan a hug, Melissa arriving home from school, greeted at front door by two Pekingese dogs, calling for mother, eating biscuit, greeting Joan in back yard, ducks in pen, interview Melissa holding duck, about pros and cons of single parent families, interview Joan about parenthood being rewarding yet feeling tired.
Access No. 136379 | 5 mins 12 secs | 1970s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |