Video about Crow collection

Crow, Ruth (1997) Video about Crow collection. unpublished. (Unpublished)


The file is compiled by Ruth Crow. It contains papers, correspondence and notes re. proposed video by Sue Kyte titled "Hope...the story of an Australian women on the Left". It aims: 1. To popularise the Crow Collection 2. To promote the Collection's value judgements, i.e. human values with no personal (individual) gain, respect for the natural environment, need for world peace, recognition of the exploitive nature of capitalism. 3. To present principles for policies: involving people in collectives, urban solutions, cluster and connect, community control, conservation of the world's resources, finding areas of agreement between unions and community organisations, countering parochialism, promoting conviviality and artistic expression, seeking social solutions to personal problems (the personal is political), reducing patriarchial relationships in the family, to conserve community memory. 4. To present concepts which demonstrate the interconnectedness between political issues, inferring that political action is just every day commonn sense. Form of the video is an historical narrative based on six decades (1937 to 1997) with pauses between each decade marked by a refrain of bushland in the Dandenongs (with Ruth/Maurie/family/friends sometimes as real live people and others as re-enactments). Background whistling. The refrain presents glimpses of personal life. These pauses are part of the story, allowing for a little romance, but not too much.

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"Video about Crow collection" contains draft notes on creation of the video about Crow collection, which has never been made.

Item type Other
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1607 Social Work
Current > Collections > Crow Papers
Historical > FOR Classification > 1606 Political Science
Keywords Crow collection, Crow collection video, collectives, urban solutions, community control, conservation of the world's resources, unions, planning for the future, CROW-BOX33-27/28-DOC1
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