A middle-aged "metho" drinker joins Alcoholics Anonymous and undergoes a psychiatric examination. As a consequence, he is committed to a hospital for the criminally insane, to be detained indefinitely under the notorious Section 27A of the Queensland Mental Health Act. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
A poignant drama of social concern
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Did You Know?
conceived this film when reading a newspaper article in about 1972. The story told of an alcoholic who was imprisoned indefinitely under Queensland's Act 27a until such a person could prove they were fit to re-enter the community. A barrister at law took on the case to fight for the man's rights. See more