Health Watch

Australian Workers Film Guide


This is a mockumentary style satire in protest of NSW Government budget cuts and the deregulation of nursing. The film opens with a mock television panel style interview with a health minister called Mary Antionette – a reference to the French queen who is popularly thought to have uttered the words, “Let them eat cake”. This is followed by satirical Bop Till You Drop scene in which a nurse dances between patients.

Special Notes/Achievements

  • Official selection – NSW Nurses and Midwives Association‘s Nurses & Midwives Short Film Festival (Aust), 2010

Author: J Bird, 2023

Duration: 5 mins

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Film Key Cast: Peter Cram – Terry Journo, Janelle Mawhinney – Mary Antionette, Jared Pleasance – Minder 1, Heath McGuire – Minder 2, Elaeth Davies – RN Dancer,

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