My Childhood

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My Childhood

scotland coming of age autobiographical child neglect animal cruelty 1940s

My Childhood

Release Date: June 05, 1972

Year    :   1972
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   BFI
Director    :   Bill Douglas
Producers    :   Geoffrey Evans
Writers    :   Bill Douglas
RunTime    :   47 mins.

The first part of Bill Douglas' influential trilogy harks back to his impoverished upbringing in early-'40s Scotland. Cinema was his only escape - he paid for it with the money he made from returning empty jam jars - and this escape is reflected most closely at this time of his life as an eight-year-old living on the breadline with his half-brother and sick grandmother in a poor mining village.

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