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Sadek - Speaking English

Sadek, an Egyptian migrant, discusses the adult education classes he attends and the problems he has faced with his limited knowledge of English.
Series : Our Multicultural Society Series 2 | Episode : 7 | Year : 1979 | Total Duration : 10 Minutes | Producer : Jan Sharp
Director : Michael Robertson |
WS of group of migrants sitting around table in English language class. Zoom out from MS Egyptian born Sadek Hanna studying at table. VS teacher helping students and at blackboard. WS Sadek arriving home at night. VS fixing breakfast, leaving unit and serving driver of old Holden Valiant at Esso petrol station. Sadek buying newspaper at train station, riding in train and staying aboard as everyone else leaves. CU symbols coming up on four reel poker slot machine, VS Sadek fixing broken poker machines. Sadek eating lunch alone at staff canteen surrounded by other workers of various nationalities. VS Sadek buying cheese sandwich from milk bar. VS language teacher speaking to Sadek's class about politics. Interview with teacher talking about Sadek's particular language problems. VS Coptic Orthodox Church, VS Sadek being married, priest singing Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 148186 | 10 mins 2 secs | 1970s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |