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The Street Short Film (Full Length) – 1973 Documentary

The Street

Short Film (Full Length) – 1973 Documentary

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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.

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

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

Availability

For requests to re-use this title, contact Archives New Zealand.

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