The Bloodhouse

Australia, 1977

Film
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The power of big companies like BHP deeply affects our economy and environment and our way of life. The film describes the effects of highly developed capitalist industry - environmental pollution, disregard for workers conditions and the exploitation of migrant workers. The film shows conditions which helped to earn the Port Kembla steelworks the title of ‘Bloodhouse’.

Credits

writer

Humphrey McQueen

producer/director

Garry Lane

production company

Experimental Film and Television Fund

Language

English

Duration

00:24:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

33512

Audience classification

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Alien labor

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Big business

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Employee morale

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Employee rights

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrial management

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industry - Social aspects

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Steel industry and trade - Australia

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Steel workers

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Work environment

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Port Kembla (N.S.W.)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Economic development - Environmental aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Factory and trade waste - Environmental aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Pollution - Environmental aspects

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Alien labor

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Capitalism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Economic development - Environmental aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Employee rights

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Industrial relations - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Industry - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Labor and laboring classes - Australia

Places → Port Kembla (N.S.W.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

Digital Betacam [PAL]; Master

MOV file H264; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

Digital Betacam [PAL]; Sub-master

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

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