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Plagued, 1, The Origins of Disease
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produced by Film Australia Ltd., in Plagued, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 54 mins
Filmed in the U.S., Hungary, India and Australia, this episode investigates through various case studies how epidemics break out. A virus alone does not make an epidemic. Many factors working together cause a disease to spread from its isolated origins. On the Baltimore docks, for example, rats are carrying a dise...
produced by Film Australia Ltd., in Plagued, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 54 mins
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Plagued, 2, Epidemics
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produced by Film Australia Ltd., in Plagued, 2 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 1 hour
Concentrating on bubonic plague (Black Death) and cholera, this film gives a historical account of the spread of these diseases as man explored his world. When feudalism declined and trade developed in the 14th century, contact with new areas brought waves of epidemics. It is estimated that a quarter of the popula...
produced by Film Australia Ltd., in Plagued, 2 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 1 hour
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Plagued, 3, Invisible Armies
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produced by Film Australia Ltd., in Plagued, 3 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 2 hours 15 mins
This program explores the relationship between the immune system and history. Smallpox and measles were crowd diseases prevalent in the teaming cities of the ancient Near East. Malaria and yellow fever were infections endemic to Africa. The program traces the decimation of Native Americans by measles, small pox an...
produced by Film Australia Ltd., in Plagued, 3 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 2 hours 15 mins
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Plagued, 4, Will We Ever Learn?
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produced by Film Australia Ltd., in Plagued, 4 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 58 mins
Sixteenth century Italy saw the scourge of a brutal epidemic of syphilis. It remained a deadly disease until the discovery of penicillin in the 20th century. In 1975, the big health problem in the gay community was gonorrhea and syphilis, but the medical profession relied on antibiotics instead of encouraging saf...
produced by Film Australia Ltd., in Plagued, 4 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1994), 58 mins
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Plagued, Epidemics - Products of Progress
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directed by Edward Goldwyn, fl. 1986-1987; produced by Deanne Edwards, fl. 1992, Film Australia Ltd., in Plagued (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1992), 52 mins
Filmed in the UK, Prague, Italy, Australia and the USA, 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.
directed by Edward Goldwyn, fl. 1986-1987; produced by Deanne Edwards, fl. 1992, Film Australia Ltd., in Plagued (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1992), 52 mins
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Plagued, Invisible Armies
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directed by Edward Goldwyn, fl. 1986-1987; produced by Deanne Edwards, fl. 1992, Film Australia Ltd., in Plagued (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1992), 52 mins
Filmed in the UK, Australia, Iceland, Hawaii and the USA, Invisible Armies looks at the interaction between our immune system and history. It draws the map of the world according to disease history and helps explain why Africa is still black.
directed by Edward Goldwyn, fl. 1986-1987; produced by Deanne Edwards, fl. 1992, Film Australia Ltd., in Plagued (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1992), 52 mins
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Plagued, The Origins of Disease
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directed by Aviva Ziegler, fl. 1983-2012; produced by Janet Bell, fl. 1987, Film Australia Ltd., in Plagued (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1992), 52 mins
Filmed in the USA, Korea, Hungary, India and Australia, this episode uses case studies to look at the question of how new diseases arise and why they do or don't spread. It finds that some are not diseases at all and are made worse by factors such as medical jargon and management style.
directed by Aviva Ziegler, fl. 1983-2012; produced by Janet Bell, fl. 1987, Film Australia Ltd., in Plagued (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1992), 52 mins
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Plagued, Will We Ever Learn?
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directed by Aviva Ziegler, fl. 1983-2012; produced by Janet Bell, fl. 1987, Film Australia Ltd., in Plagued (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1992), 52 mins
Filmed in the USA, Italy, Australia and the UK, this episode draws together the themes and ideas from the whole series to show that, tragically, we do not learn from history so that old diseases re-emerge while new diseases arise.
directed by Aviva Ziegler, fl. 1983-2012; produced by Janet Bell, fl. 1987, Film Australia Ltd., in Plagued (Acton, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1992), 52 mins
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