Item 8 - Pensions for Veterans. Filmed and produced by Jock Levy, Keith Gow, Norma Disher. Waterside Workers Federation Film Unit

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Z656-8

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Pensions for Veterans. Filmed and produced by Jock Levy, Keith Gow, Norma Disher. Waterside Workers Federation Film Unit

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  • 1953 (Creation)

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1 videoreel (20 min)

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The first film produced by the WWF's Film Unit as part of the union's campaign to achieve pensions for its older members. It depicts the hardships that many of the workers have had to face and highlights some of the health and safety concerns raised in a 1945 report on waterside workers' employment conditions. Included is a sequence about a trip to Canberra to lobby Federal Parliament about the poor health of waterside veterans. The film uses an orchestral score and contains voice-over narration by Jock Levy, one of the filmmakers.

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Sony V16SP, 2 track, mono.; 1 in. videotape on 10½ in. metal reel in plastic can; this copy provided by Videolab, Sydney, 31 Oct 1985

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NFSA: No. 721278, Fighting Films - The Waterside Workers Federation Film Unit; http://vimeo.com/20550413

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