Cold comfort: Australia's nuclear responsibilities

Australia, 1987

Film
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Cold Comfort is a lively and incisive documentary on the local and global consequences of the decision to export Australian uranium. It presents statements by those who support the mining of uranium for nuclear energy purposes, alongside those who oppose it. The program incorporates archival footage, and contemporary interviews to chart Australia’s participation in atomic history. Presented in four sequences. “The Uranium debate”, “The History of the bomb”, “Transportation of radioactive waste” and “Fallout from Chernobyl and Three Mile Island”.

Credits

producer/director

Jack White

production company

Open Channel Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:45:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

34594

Subject categories

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

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

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Atomic bomb

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chernobyl Ukraine, 1986

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chernobyl Ukraine, 1986

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Antinuclear movement

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chernobyl Ukraine, 1986

History → Maralinga (S. Aust.)

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Nuclear energy

Places → Maralinga (S. Aust.)

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Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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