The Resource Growing Up and Going Home

Growing Up and Going Home

Label
Growing Up and Going Home
Title
Growing Up and Going Home
Contributor
Subject
Summary
Alemayehu, Sisay and Eleni are three young Ethiopians who were adopted in the mid 1990s by an extended Australian family. At the time, part of that life-changing experience was recorded in an award-winning documentary (Little Brother, Little Sister). Ten years on, the two brothers (aged 19 and 16) and their 14-year-old sister are returning to their homeland - with their adoptive parents and siblings - to reconnect with the family, friends and culture they left behind. In Addis Ababa they are finally reunited with their elder sister Bizunesh and grandmother. Through the family's recollections, we discover the details of why and how the three children came to be in Australia. From the teenagers themselves, we find out how they feel now and who they have become. In particular, we hear from Alemayehu, who was a streetwise 11-year-old, already working to support his family, when he left Ethiopia. His transition to a new life has been fraught, but what will it be like for him back in the homeland he so desperately yearns for? And how will his experience compare to his younger brother Sisay's, whose dream is to represent Australia on the sports field? Or to Eleni, who seems happily settled in her beachside life? Exploring contemporary issues surrounding inter-racial adoption and immigration, this is a poignant story of identity and belonging, as the teenagers discover whether it is possible to find a place in two different worlds. A Film Australia National Interest Program in association with Iris Pictures, the New South Wales Film and Television Office and SBS Independent. Developed with the assistance of the Film Australia/New South Wales Film and Television Office Hothouse Scheme. Copyright - 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. New South Wales Film and Television Office. Executive Producer: Penny Robins Producer: Mary-Ellen Mullane Director: Belinda Mason Writer: Belinda Mason DOP/Cinematographer: Belinda Mason Narrator/Presenter: Tara Morice
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 2006
Language note
In English
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Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
52
Technique
live action
Label
Growing Up and Going Home
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1121753
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921956261
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1121753
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Growing Up and Going Home
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1121753
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921956261
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1121753
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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