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Gale is Dead

Synopsis
Traces, in retrospect, the short life of a 19-year-old girl (Gale) from her abandonment by her mother at 6 months to her death in the basement of a derelict house in Chelsea from an overdose of drugs. Gale, a drug addict, had spent her life in 14 different institutions - children’s schools. special schools, mental hospital, borstal and prison.
Series
Man Alive, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. sd. b&w/col. 50 min. Videocassette. VHS. b&w/col. 50 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1970
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Uses
Introductory courses.*
Subjects
Social welfare
Keywords
drug abuse

Credits

Producer
Jenny Barraclough

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.

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