The Resource Strike dice! betting on my father

Strike dice! betting on my father

Label
Strike dice! betting on my father
Title
Strike dice! betting on my father
Contributor
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Addiction can break up families, and often does. This is the story of a daughter whose father, an addicted gambler, left the family when the children were young to pursue his addiction in Las Vegas. As a grown woman, Natalie goes to Las Vegas in search of her father, where she finds him homeless, gaunt, and unwashed, but still driven by the desire to gamble. Despite her best efforts, he is, at first, unwilling to acknowledge his addiction and accept the help he needs. This is a chronicle of a daughter's struggle to get her father off the streets and back into society, and to be accepting of a less than perfect father, who still nonetheless is her one and only dad. Over time she ameliorates his condition, finding him shelter and social services. She also tries to help him conquer his addiction and seems to be partially successful. By the end of the film they have become father and daughter. An important film for courses in counseling, family relations and social work
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD
Awards note
  • American Psychological Association Convention Festival, 2011
  • Western Psychological Association Convention Festival, 2011
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
This edition in English
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  • Picoe, Natalie
  • Solomon, Michael
Runtime
58
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  • Absentee fathers
  • Compulsive gamblers
  • Compulsive gamblers
  • Compulsive gambling
  • Families
  • Fathers
  • Homelessness
  • Missing persons
Target audience
general
Label
Strike dice! betting on my father
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Dec. 6, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1681697/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (58 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)780142611
Video recording format
other
Label
Strike dice! betting on my father
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Dec. 6, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1681697/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (58 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)780142611
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

    • Bowdoin College LibraryBorrow it
      3000 College Station, Brunswick, ME, 04011-8421, US
      43.907093 -69.963997
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