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A Film for Discussion (1973)

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clip Mother and daughter

Original classification rating: G. This clip chosen to be PG

Clip description

Young office worker Jeni (Jeni Thornley) is having a conversation with her mother in the kitchen while they wash the dishes together.

Curator’s notes

This clip is an example of Jeni’s frustration with the way things are for women. She questions her mother’s role as well as her own needs and wants. By what Jeni says, it seems that she has jumped off the existential cliff and there is no way back. She can no longer accept the way things are and the film gives the impression that she will soon make changes in her life.

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