First Day (1995 Documentary)

Synopsis

First Day follows 11 young Australians, as they launch themselves into their first day of school. We follow the children and their families in the weeks leading up to the first day, and observe the variety of ways in which fa

Episodes

Episode

First Day is a documentary that follows the lives of 11 young Australians as they experience their first day at school. We follow the children and their families in the weeks leading up to the first day and observe the variety of ways in which family cultures and contexts affect the preparation of each child for school. When the first day arrives, we follow the children waking up, getting ready, getting to school, and their reactions to being there. It is a unique view into the world of children.

Running Time
1 x 55 mins or 1 x 75 mins

Production Company
Australian Children's Television Foundation

Language
English

Genre
Factual

Awards

Winner: Silver Apple Award (USA)

Winner: The Chris Awards (USA)

Nominated: Australian Film Institute Awards

Selected: New York Festival