Sick at heart (A)

Australia, 1991

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Episode of Series “Four corners (Television program)”.
It is more than twenty five years since Aborigines were granted equal rights, but in that time the conditions in which they live have barely changed, and in many instances, because of the introduction of alcohol into their communities, their situation has become more hopeless. The appalling statistics on Aboriginal health - a male life expectancy less than that of Bangladesh, the highest risk of death by murder in the world, are a disgrace to Australia, and whilst there are those who care, there seems to be little hope for the future as whites and blacks alike despair of any easy solution. Paul Barry and the Four Corners team table this generally pessimistic report.

Credits

producer

Debbie Whitmont

production company

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Duration

00:49:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1991

Appears in

Group of items

Four corners (Television program)

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38020

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Alcohol use

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Health and hygiene

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Medical care

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Hermannsburg (N.T.)

Places → Hermannsburg (N.T.)

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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