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Earth Air Fire Water

Australia, 1971 (MIFF 1972)

Director: Rick Kabriel

Based on the Burke and Wills expedition of 1860-61, when the explorers died of exhaustion, exposure, malnutrition, and collapse of their transport, the film shows how, today, chemicals make an essential contribution to life in the fields of food, communication, transport and clothing.

Silver Award, Australian Film Awards 1971

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