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FINDING VIVIAN MAIER

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FINDING VIVIAN MAIER

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 84m 4s

Release date 18/07/2014

BBFCInsight infrequent child abuse references

Genre(s) Documentary

Director(s) John Maloof,Charlie Siskel

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 08/07/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

FINDING VIVIAN MAIER is a documentary about a street photographer who was 'discovered' only after her death.

Theme

There are infrequent references to child abuse. Some interviewees, who as children were looked after by Maier when she was employed as a nanny, claim that she abused them. One woman claims that she was force-fed and had her head slammed against the side of a book case, and a man speculates that Maier may herself have been brutalised or molested at some point in her life. He adds that she had a deep mistrust of men, claiming 'all they want is sex'. He recalls being warned by her, "These men will have you sitting on their lap and you will feel something poking into you".

Other issues include some black and white photographs of dead animals, undetailed reference to rape and murder in newspaper headlines, and infrequent very mild bad language, including uses of 'butt' and 'God'.

Details

Title
FINDING VIVIAN MAIER
Year
2014
Distributor(s)
Soda Pictures Ltd.
Classified date(s)
25/06/2014
Main language
English
Submitted run time
84m 4s
Approved footage
7566+0
BBFC reference
AFF315530
Registration number
CFJ32648

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