Such a stupid way to die

New Zealand, 1971

Film
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The biggest single killer in the mountains is accidental hypothermia - exposure to cold. This dramatised case study of five people going for a weekend tramp details why it is such a stupid way to die when one of the party suffers severe exposure. This program provides the reasons why he died and what could have prevented his unnecessary death.

Credits

producer

David H. Fowler

production company

New Zealand National Film Unit

Duration

00:26:00:00

Production places
New Zealand
Production dates
1971

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

31596

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Survival skills

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Wilderness survival

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Wilderness survival

Documentary

Documentary → Docudrama

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Outdoor recreation - Safety measures

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Safety education

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Accidents - Prevention

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Body temperature

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Cold - Physiological effect

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Hypothermia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Survival skills

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Hiking

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Mountaineering

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Survival skills

Short films

Short films → Short films - New Zealand

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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