Evil angels

Australia, 1988

Film
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No body. No motive. No weapon. The facts in the Australian murder trial of Lindy and Michael Chamberlain didn’t add up. But strangely, other things did. Things like bigotry against the couple’s religion. Scattershot forensic evidence was accepted as fact. And a nationwide hysteria that was the 1980s equivalent of the Salem witchhunt. Much of “Evil Angels” has the bizarre ring of the tabloid headlines. The wholesale abandonment of reason and justice seems too preposterous to be possible in a free and modern country. Believe it. It’s documented in John Bryson’s book “Evil Angels”. Stars Meryl Streep and Sam Neill.

Credits

producer

Verity Lambert

Duration

02:01:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

36482

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Journalistic ethics

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Mass media - Social aspects

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Chamberlain, Lindy

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Trials in motion pictures

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Mass media - Social aspects

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

History → History

People → Chamberlain, Lindy

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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