Crossing the Line follows two young medical students from the University of Tasmania, Amy and Paul, as they leave their safe middle class environments for an eight week placement in the remote indigenous communities on Mornington Island. Here, for the first time, they confront the realities of indigenous health care. As they move beyond their professional roles at times, there is an ongoing tension between their personal experience and the professional distance they are supposed to maintain. This film offers a rare insight into the practical realities of providing Western medical services to indigenous communities and illustrates ways in which engagement can contribute to an improvement in the crisis in Aboriginal health today.
Co-production of Australian Film Commission, New South Wales Film and Television Office and Link Enterprises.
Library's copy accompanied by supplemental material in the Video Notes File.
Director, co-producer, Kaye Harrison; producer, Rod Freedman.
Colour recording system: PAL.
c. 1: H22296 NOV 09 2005. Gift: Kaye Harrison, est. $15.00.
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