Heroes of our time

Australia, 1991

Film
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Greenpeace is one of the largest and most successful of international environmental organisations. By using large-scale direct action operations and an effective manipulation of the media, Greenpeace acts as a constant thorn in the side of multinational companies who pollute the planet. This video concentrates on the organisational structure of Greenpeace Australia, examining how specific campaigns are organised and how recruitment to the organisation occurs. We follow a successful campaign to alert public attention to the polluting of Sydney’s waterways by Caltex Petroleum Company and we follow media and business reactions to the campaign.

Credits

co-director

Cathy Henkel

Catherine Marciniak

producer

Chris Oliver

production company

Australian Broadcasting Commission

Film Australia

Language

English

Duration

00:55:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37668

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental protection - Citizen participation

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmentalists

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Greenpeace Foundation

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Green movement

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MPEG-1 Digital File - 2MB Rate; Copy

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