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Dustie

Short Film (Full Length) – 1971

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Anyone
You don’t need no Phd to know that when the work is done that’s when you’re free ... on the dust-cart
– From a folk song paying tribute to the dustie
It’s a good job, for a family man anyway ... really when you boil it all down, that’s all the average person is trying to do: get some dough and spend it.
– From the film's narration
The foreman Alec - they call him ‘The Pipe’ - he doesn’t say much but he seems to rule the place.
– From the film's narration
The refuse collectors are, in my opinion, the cleanest people in New Zealand ... who [else] has a shower every day?
– From the film's narration