Black sickness, black cure (A)

Australia, 1983

Film
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Episode of Series “Four corners (Television program)”.
Aboriginal health is notoriously bad, including high rates of alcoholism, infant mortality and leprosy, a disease which has almost disappeared from the western world. The program looks at ways the Aborigines are beginning to take control of their own health services, ultimately hoping to combine western medicine with their own bush remedies and holistic approach to the issue of health. Chris Masters reports on some of the initiatives, successful and unsuccessful, to blend the two.

Credits

producer

Jonathan Holmes

production company

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Duration

00:29:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1983

Appears in

Group of items

Four corners (Television program)

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38013

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Health and hygiene

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Medical care

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Leprosy

History → History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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