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We're All Independent Now
  About relationships, marriage and divorce
  56 min, SBS-TV, 1995

WE'RE ALL INDEPENDENT NOW is a documentary about marriage, divorce and relationships. The film examines some of the social, economic and personal impacts of the Family Law Act, 1975. A diverse range of views is expressed, from Gough Whitlam, who was Prime Minister when the new law was enacted, to the long-serving Chief Justice of the Family Court, Alistair Nicholson. Others include conservative Liberal MP, Kevin Andrews, a nun who runs a school-based group for students whose parents have divorced, feminist author Dale Spender and marriage counsellor, David White. And then we have the voice of the "real people" running throughout as we hear from angry, non-custodial fathers and young people from divorcing families.

More information about this film can be found here... Synopsis

The SBS ad for We're All Independent Now can be seen here... Theatrette

Excerpts from the film can be viewed on the National Film and Sound Archive's 'Australian Screen' website here... Movie Clips


Alan Bennett