Half life

Australia, 1985

Film
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This feature-length masterpiece reveals the effects of US nuclear tests on the lives of the inhabitants of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. The film combines recently declassified US Defence Department footage on the Bravo Test of 1954 with interviews with the people of Rongelap who were not evacuated. Contains black & white footage.

Credits

director

Dennis O'Rourke

production company

O'Rourke and Associates Filmakers

Language

English

Duration

01:24:10:00

Colour

Black and White and Colour

ACMI Identifier

34463

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Nuclear industry

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Marshall Islands

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Pacific Area

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Nuclear weapons - Testing

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Nuclear weapons - safety measures

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Nuclear weapons testing victims

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Nuclear industry

Places → Marshall Islands

Places → Pacific Area

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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