On Guard
TitleOn Guard
DirectorSusan Lambert
CountryAustralia
Year1983
Duration50mins
Format16mm, Vhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionSet against the backdrop of modern-day Sidney, this heist-style thriller involves four politicised women from varying backgrounds, who conspire to sabotage the research programme of a multi-national firm, Utero, which is engaged in reproductive engineering. One of the women loses her diary which contains information and diagrams about the raid only a few days to count down. Will the diary fall into the wrong hands leading to the detection of the women before they have a chance to complete their mission? As the tension mounts, so the wider context of the women's lives as mothers, lovers and providers is also shown under strain indicating the many other considerations women have to take into account when embarking on any form of public activity.