Act of necessity

Australia, 1991

Film
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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.

Credits

director
producer

Pamela Williams

production company

Channel 4

Film Australia

Duration

01:35:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1991

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37629

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Spraying and dusting in agriculture

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Pesticides - Physiological effect

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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