For Love or Money

Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

Documentaries probably don't come more ambitious than this: co-produced by an Australian women's collective, its subject matter is little less than a feminist analysis of Australian women's fortunes in (and out of) the work force - where Australian includes Aborigine and migrant women - across a 200-year sweep from the arrival of the first women convicts to the present day. To document this huge and diverse subject, the film-makers use a dense montage of footage - archive material, clips from feature films, TV ads, even donated home movies - which is complemented or ironically counterpointed with a medley of narrative voices and incidental music. In more crudely didactic hands, the material could have been unpalatable, but agile editing, some grimly humorous footage, and a prevailing sense of conviction keep it moving along, while the strength of the analysis it develops justifies its exhausting means.


Release details

109 mins

Cast and crew

Megan McMurchy, Jeni Thornley
Megan McMurchy, Margot Oliver, Jeni Thornley
Jane Clifton
Diane Craig
Nick Enright
Vivienne Garrett
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