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Jacob - Everybody's Allowed to Cry

Australia, 1980 (MIFF 1981, Problems)

Director: Lyn Budgen

A documentary about technology and pain. Jacob, aged six. has his sixth gut operation in six years. He is alive because of our society's commitment to advanced medical technology and his parents' love.

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