Skip to main content

SOLDIER GIRLS

UK, 1980 (MIFF 1982)

Director: Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill

A documentary depicting the lives of women army recruits in a camp at Fort Gordon, Georgia. The filmmakers picked out four privates — two black and two white — and followed them closely through the mental and physical rigors of the camp. They came into the army in the hope of a better life, drawn by advertisements which fail to mention the physical training and the humiliations that go to make a soldier

See also...

DRIVING ME CRAZY

... ... Take an egocentric German 'empressario' with plans to produce the biggest theatrical event in the history of showbiz; a (respected) film producer with grandiose plans for a film of the show ... More »

AILEEN WUORNOS: THE SELLING OF A SERIAL KILLER

Between 1990 and 1991, Aileen Carol Wuornos, a 35-year-old prostitute, killed seven men. The FBI termed her "America's first female serial killer". ... British documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield ... More »

GHOSTS

“A valuably tactless, steady, clear-eyed look at the tragedy and cruelty of the new globalised serfdom.” - The Guardian In February 2004, 23 illegal Chinese immigrants were drowned while cockle ... More »

THE LEADER, HIS DRIVER, & THE DRIVER'S WIFE

A black comedy about the white right in South Africa. The Leader, His Driver and The Driver's Wife, examines issues of white racism from the oblique angle of the innocent documentary maker abroad ... More »

BATTLE FOR HADITHA

God is on all sides, but not in Haditha. ... On 19 November 2005, US Marines retaliated to a bombing attack on one of their vehicles by massacring 24 Iraqi non-combatants - innocent men, women and ... More »

MONSTER IN A BOX

... ... This is a film. This is no ordinary film. Mon­ster In A Box is like no other film you've ever seen — unless you saw Swimming To Cam­bodia at the 1988 Melbourne Film Festival ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director