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.

By: HH


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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