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The Street

Short Film (Full Length) – 1973

This NFU documentary visits a street in a relatively new sub-division in Meadowbank in East Auckland to provide a fascinating slice-of-life look at the early 1970s ideal of raising a family and owning a house in the suburbs. The subjects are a largely homogenous group — pākehā couples in their 20s or 30s with school aged children and a stay-at-home wife. Issues canvassed include paying the mortgage, raising children, social unrest, promiscuity and abortion; but the experience of women as housewives and mothers in the suburbs is the underlying story.

I think she’d like to have money of her own but whether she’d spend it wisely is another matter.
– Husband

Key Cast & Crew

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David H Fowler

Producer

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Brian Cross

Camera

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Rob Ritchie

Interviewer, Director

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Carole Stewart

Editor

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Ivor Durham

Sound

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Bob Halliday

Camera

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Acknowledgements

The credits thank the people of Gowing Drive who are interviewed and filmed in their daily lives.

Music

Features 'Tell Me Why' by Neil Young

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