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Heroes of Our Time

Henkel, Cathy; Marciniak, Catherine; Kanopy (Firm)
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Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
Heroes of Our Time is a film that penetrates the inner sanctum of the organisation - Greenpeace, during a direct action against the international oil company, Caltex. The film takes the audience into the centre of the action, sharing with them the suspense, conflict and uncertainty of a dramatic confrontation between the passionate and committed activists that make up this organisation, and the company they are trying to expose. We are living in a time of threatening conflict. We feel our survival jeopardised by wars in the Middle East, Central Africa and South Africa. But there is another war, a global conflict more devastating and more uncertain in its outcome, a war that poses the ultimate question of survival of this planet. All over the world, individuals are making a stand against those who continue to pollute and disturb the delicate balance of our environment. Is this struggle creating a new breed of hero in the 1990's? "Commandos for conservation" and "a well-drilled environmental army", are two of the catch phrases the media uses to describe the people and activities of Greenpeace. This is the first time in Greenpeace's 20 year history that a film crew has been allowed open access to the story that has traditionally been off-limits to the press. For an organisation that is so protective of its image, the people of Greenpeace have been surprisingly honest. Reveals a great deal about how activist groups, the media and big business interact to create the issues the public is exposed to in the media. Heroes of Our Time is a record of one "direct action" campaign undertaken by Greenpeace Australia. A Film Australia National Interest Program. Copyright - 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Executive Producer: Chris Oliver Director: Catherine Marciniak, Cathy Henkel Writer: Catherine Marciniak, Cathy Henkel DOP/Cinematographer: Pieter de Vries, Erika Addis, Paul Costello
Release Date
1991
Language
In English
Notes
  • Title from title frames.
  • In Process Record.
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
Recording Info
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 1991.
Publisher no.
1128897 Kanopy
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1 online resource (streaming video file)
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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