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Plagued: Epidemics

Goldwyn, Edward; Kanopy (Firm)
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Epidemics: Filmed in the UK, Australia and the USA, Prague and Italy, this episode takes up the theme that , ironically, epidemics are the results of so-called progress and that despite medical technology, we are still vulnerable to old and new diseases that can change the course of history...In 1980 a woman in Lake Tahoe, California, died of pneumonic plague. She ran a creche that looked after 150 children. Her cat had caught it from a chipmunk and passed it on to her. Plague has been endemic in the wild rodents found around Lake Tahoe since the beginning of the century. A Film Australia/Goldwyn Associates Production for Channel Four and Film Australia. Copyright - 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Executive Producer: Janet Bell Producer: Deanne Edwards Director: Edward Goldwyn Writer: Dr Norman Swan DOP/Cinematographer: Paul Williams.
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In English
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[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
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Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 1992.
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1126304 Kanopy
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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