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Baby Crazy
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directed by Stephen Ramsey, 1945-; produced by Chris Oliver, fl. 1992-2014, Film Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1992), 53 mins
Being a parent is one of humanity's most demanding and rewarding experiences–a mixture of infatuation, mad passion, fear, fun, guilt and enduring love. This entertaining documentary looks at four young couples who share their intimate experiences of parenting in rare moments on home video recordings and frank in...
directed by Stephen Ramsey, 1945-; produced by Chris Oliver, fl. 1992-2014, Film Australia (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1992), 53 mins
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Belinda's Baby
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directed by Celia Tait, fl. 1998; produced by Brian Beaton, fl. 1998 and Celia Tait, fl. 1998, Film Australia Ltd. (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1998), 56 mins
Belinda Wardlaw-Jones is one of the few women in Australia to be born with a rare form of muscular dystrophy, an incurable muscle-wasting disease which can drastically reduce life expectancy. Despite her condition and against the advice of many, she and her husband Andrew decide to have a child. Belinda defends he...
directed by Celia Tait, fl. 1998; produced by Brian Beaton, fl. 1998 and Celia Tait, fl. 1998, Film Australia Ltd. (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1998), 56 mins
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Plagued, Will We Ever Learn?
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directed by Aviva Ziegler, fl. 1983-2012; produced by Janet Bell, fl. 1987, Film Australia Ltd., in Plagued (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1992), 52 mins
Filmed in the USA, Italy, Australia and the UK, this episode draws together the themes and ideas from the whole series to show that, tragically, we do not learn from history so that old diseases re-emerge while new diseases arise.
directed by Aviva Ziegler, fl. 1983-2012; produced by Janet Bell, fl. 1987, Film Australia Ltd., in Plagued (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1992), 52 mins
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Gone to a Good Home
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directed by Karen Berkman, fl. 2001 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2006), 52 mins
In 1967, Lily was nearly 17, two months pregnant and living happily with her boyfriend Steve when police arrested her, declaring she was in moral danger. Despite having parental permission to marry, the couple were kept apart and Lily was confined in a Catholic girls home until the baby was born. Alone and confuse...
directed by Karen Berkman, fl. 2001 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2006), 52 mins
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Hospital - An Unhealthy Business
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directed by Catherine Marciniak, fl. 2001-2010 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1997), 57 mins
Hospital - An Unhealthy Business is the story of an institution challenged to reconcile its mission to serve the public with the economic reality of limited finance. This documentary examines the inner sanctums of an institution wrestling with key survival issues at a time of profound change. It weaves together th...
directed by Catherine Marciniak, fl. 2001-2010 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1997), 57 mins
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How Wonderful
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directed by Lynn Hegarty, fl. 1989; produced by Julian Russell, fl. 1989-2004 and Bruce Moir, fl. 1971-1990, Film Australia; performed by Jim Holt and Tracy Mann, 1957- (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1990), 56 mins
No matter what they tell you, no-one is really prepared for the big event. Thirty-one-year-old Kerry, a modern career woman, is having her first baby. She teeters between the public perception and her own entirely different and bizarre perceptions of the highs and lows of pregnancy. As she tries to deal with the m...
directed by Lynn Hegarty, fl. 1989; produced by Julian Russell, fl. 1989-2004 and Bruce Moir, fl. 1971-1990, Film Australia; performed by Jim Holt and Tracy Mann, 1957- (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1990), 56 mins
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Human Contraptions, Medicine
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directed by Bruce Petty, 1929-, in Human Contraptions (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2002), 6 mins
Humans are basically self-repairing, low-maintenance, all-weather units but occasionally things go wrong. So, for thousands of years, doctors administered bedside guesswork, usually with death as a side effect, until microscopes got big enough to find DNA (or how God did it). Now, the medicine machine focuses on g...
directed by Bruce Petty, 1929-, in Human Contraptions (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2002), 6 mins
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Human Contraptions, Sex
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directed by Bruce Petty, 1929-, in Human Contraptions (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2002), 6 mins
Moving on from a basic one-celled duplication device, the most successful reproductive machine has proved to be the two-human, semi-automatic, chromosome exchanger. It's simple and neither operator requires previous experience, but steering the flying, passion-driven, bonding module is far more difficult. From for...
directed by Bruce Petty, 1929-, in Human Contraptions (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2002), 6 mins
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Plagued, Invisible Armies
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directed by Edward Goldwyn, fl. 1986-1987; produced by Deanne Edwards, fl. 1992, Film Australia Ltd., in Plagued (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1992), 52 mins
Filmed in the UK, Australia, Iceland, Hawaii and the USA, Invisible Armies looks at the interaction between our immune system and history. It draws the map of the world according to disease history and helps explain why Africa is still black.
directed by Edward Goldwyn, fl. 1986-1987; produced by Deanne Edwards, fl. 1992, Film Australia Ltd., in Plagued (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1992), 52 mins
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Plumpton High Babies, Decisions, Decisions
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directed by Aviva Ziegler, fl. 1983-2012; produced by Julian Russell, fl. 1989-2004, Film Australia Ltd., in Plumpton High Babies (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2002), 27 mins
School principal Glenn Sargeant is determined to give the girls at Plumpton High a chance at education and a hopeful future but it's not going to be easy keeping the 16-year-old Owen twins at school. Krystle is considering an abortion. Her sister Jasmine already has an eight-month-old son and has announced she's m...
directed by Aviva Ziegler, fl. 1983-2012; produced by Julian Russell, fl. 1989-2004, Film Australia Ltd., in Plumpton High Babies (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 2002), 27 mins
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