Mum died

Description

English

This footage was shot in 1989 as part of a fly-on-the-wall film following the lives of children who lived on the same street in Gateshead. This film is an example of the way in which children frequently explore their anxieties and fears through the vehicle of play, allowing them to explore issues such as a parent’s death within the safe environment of play.

Transcript

Transcript

Child 1:

Our mam had died.

Child 2:

Yeah, our mam had died.

Child 1:

And our dad.

Child 2:

Yeah. No, our dad had went away for a hundred years.

Child 3:

Yeah, and we never saw him again, did we?

Child 2:

No. I’m 16.

Child 3:

[Laughs]

Child 2:

Alright then, I’ll be 19. You be 16.

Child 1:

I’m as big as her.

Child 3:

Ee! You are Mary, nearly as big.

Child 2:

That’s much better than you.

Child 3:

She’s not.

Chid 2:

Right, back to back!

Child 1:

What are we doing back to back?

Child 2:

You’re up to there on her.

Child 3:

Yeah, well, that’s quite, she is much more bigger than me then.

Child 2:

About two inches more.

Title:
Mum died
Date:
1989
Duration:
1:16
Format:
Video
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Siren Films
Held by
Siren Films

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