In the shadow of the chimney

Australia, 1989

Film

In Melbourne’s densely populated Western suburbs huge chemical, petroleum and manufacturing plants have been built very close to residential areas. Apart from the visual pollution they cause, these plants emit toxic wastes. The level of emissions is loosely regulated and poorly monitored. This video examines the danger posed by these plants, and shows how grass-roots community action can be successful in making both government and industry accountable for the well-being of residents and the environment.

Credits

director
production company

AFI [au]

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1989

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324175

Language

English

Subject categories

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Pollution

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Waste disposal sites

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Waste disposal sites

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

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