As the Australian Women’s Land Army celebrates its 70th anniversary, Film Art Media presents a special anniversary edition of Thanks Girls and Goodbye, an acclaimed and powerful documentary, screened on ABC TV, that is an engaging account of women and work against the backdrop of world war.
Officially established by the government in 1942, the Australian Women’s Land Army was set up to help fill the shortage of manpower on farms. And 2012 see’s its 70th anniversary.
Its story is symbolic of a far greater number of women who participated in the vital war activity of food production at home.
Through interviews with former Land Army members, combined with home movies, photographs, original Land Army songs and archive newsreels, Thanks Girls and Goodbye presents an engaging account of women and work against the backdrop of a world war.
Directed by Sue Maslin & Sue Hardisty
Produced by Sue Maslin & Sue Hardisty
Written by Sue Maslin & Sue Hardisty
Feature Duration: 51 minutes
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