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PEOPLE WHO STILL USE MILKBOTTLES

Australia, 1990 (MIFF 1991, Documentaries)

Director: Brian McKenzie

This film uses archival footage and interspersed interviews to look at the dairy industry and its products, but only as a backdrop, as a social indicator in a society thirsty for modernity, unquestioning of the change that first gives and then takes away-milk bottles, railway stations, windows that open and even football clubs. How quickly do things change? How much do we care?

NB Due to the film's previous television airing, it will not be screened at the festival, but will be considered by the competition jury.

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