In the shadow of the chimney

Australia, 1989

Film
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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

Anne Bourke

production company

AFI [au]

Language

English

Duration

00:30:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35961

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

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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