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
Bill Donald prefers to remain drunk . . . despite the horrible ugliness of Act 27A
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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