Changing the needle

Australia, 1982

Film
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One of the consequences of the Vietnam war is a quarter million Vietnamese drug addicts. This film shot in Vietnam in 1981 shows how an underdeveloped war ravaged country is dealing with this problem. Alternative medicine such as acupuncture, natural medicines and exercises play an important part in the rehabilitation process. It also shows a society trying to cope with material scarcity and poverty - the heritage of underdevelopment and the inevitable result of war. Suitable for upper secondary and tertiary levels.

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Credits

director

Martha Ansara

co-producer

Dasha Ross

Martha Ansara

Mavis Robertson

production company

Jequerity

Duration

00:53:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1982

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