Act of necessity, set in rural New South Wales, explores the conflicts faced by a community whose health is threatened by the use of chemical sprays. One woman’s concerns are brought to a climax when her daughter becomes fatally ill and her search for answers is frustrated by a wall of bureaucracy. Beautifully photographed, it provides a compelling argument about the dangers of chemicals to the environment and the collusion of silence from people in power.
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Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Spraying and dusting in agriculture
Feature films → Feature films - Australia
Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Pesticides - Physiological effect
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)