Backs to the blast: an Australian nuclear story

Australia, 1981

Film
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A history of the Uranium and nuclear industry in South Australia from 1910 to 1980, including archival footage and contemporary interviews with workers, scientists and politicians. Presents an analysis of the effects of uranium and its products and gives a detailed examination of Radium Hill, Port Pirie and Maralinga. Suitable for lower-mid Secondary students.

Credits

production company

Composite Films

producer/director

Harry Bardwell

Duration

00:50:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1981

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

014754

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Archival resources

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Mineral industries

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Uranium mines and mining - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Maralinga (S. Aust.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Port Pirie (S. Aust.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → South Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Radioactive wastes

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → History

History → Maralinga (S. Aust.)

History → South Australia - History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Nuclear energy

Places → Maralinga (S. Aust.)

Places → Port Pirie (S. Aust.)

Places → South Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MPEG-1 Digital File - 2MB Rate; Copy

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