DYING OF THIRST

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Places:

  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Crime, punishment and law enforcement
  • Food and drink
  • Healthcare

Genres:

  • Educational
  • Medical
  • Propaganda
  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: DYING OF THIRST

Reference number: 2602

Date: 1975

Director: d. Sarah Erulkar

Sponsor: [ Scottish Health Education Unit]

Production company: [ Viscom Scotland, in association with Smith Schorstein Associates Ltd (?)]

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 22.53 mins

Description: An educational film aimed at teenagers to highlight the dangers of alcohol addiction.

Should be used in conjunction with ref. 4740 JUST A HABIT, another SHEU film on alcohol and the pros and cons of consumption. Includes interviews with 14 -16 year olds.

Credits: ph. Martin Mailey, John Williams
sd. Peter Downey, Roy Charman
p. man. Greg Younger
ed. Michael Gascoyne
p. consultants Anthony Gilkison Assocs.
Technicolor

Shotlist: Shots of young people drinking, v/o youths talking about how they drink just for fun (.15) shots of a car crash and ambulance and police arriving on the scene (1.17) [title overlay] shots of youngsters coming out from a nightclub v/o teenagers talking about enticement to drink because of the high age limit, shots of two policemen approaching youngsters in pub and charging them with under-age drinking (3.48) shots of youngsters drinking in pub with v/o of youngsters giving their opinions on drinking (4.30) talking heads of teenagers talking about the feeling of being very drunk and shots of men drunk (6.55) shots of older couples dancing at a club (8.13) shots of women drunk and talking heads teenagers talking about what they think of drunk women (11.00) shots of drunk youths becoming violent (12.32) shots of men and women very drunk with v/o of teenagers talking about what they think of drinking (16.51) talking head of man who used to have alcoholism (18.23) shots of down and outs and people very drunk in pubs and clubs (22.34) ecs (22.53)