They used to call it sandy blight (A)

Australia, 1977

Film
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Designed to reveal the problem of trachoma and other serious eye diseases common to outback Aborigines. Health problems, housing and general living conditions are also looked at. Shows how medical attention can help to alleviate problems.

Credits

producer

Douglas Stanley

production company

Nomad Films International

Duration

00:46:02:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1977

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303309

Language

English

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Health and hygiene

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Medical care

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Outback Australia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Aboriginal Australians - Social conditions

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Eye - Diseases and defects

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

Places → Outback Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

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