Plagued. Episodes 3 & 4

Australia, 1992

Film
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Invisible armies examines infectious diseases and how they have been carried around the world as cultures come into contact with each other, and also how some previously eliminated diseases, such as measles and TB, are making a comeback in the western world because of carelessness about immunisation programs. Diseases discussed include syphilis, malaria and smallpox. “Will we ever learn?” Never before have we had such powerful weapons against disease but the tendency to depend on them too much has led to a philosophy of cure rather than prevention. The program looks at AIDS, syphilis and diseases associated with tobacco use and salt. Norman Swan wrote and narrates this thought provoking series, which contends that the real causes of epidemics are social forces.

Credits

co-director

Aviva Ziegler

Edward Goldwyn

co-producer

Janet Bell

Deanne Edwards

production company

Channel Four

Goldwyn Associates

Film Australia

Language

English

Duration

01:44:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38182

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Sexually transmitted diseases

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Diseases - Causes and theories of causation

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

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Sexually transmitted diseases

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

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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