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HOME ON THE RANGE

Australia, 1981 (MIFF 1982)

Director: Gil Scrine

Home on the Range is a documentary in two parts, explaining firstly the role that U S bases such as Pine Gap, Nurrungar and North West Cape would play in a nuclear war, their strategic value as part of the nuclear deterrent and the effects on Australia as a nuclear target.

The second part describes the effect of the U S alliance on Australian politics, in particular the Labor Government of Gough Whitlam with the focus on the U S base at Pine Gap, one of the CSA's most cherished assets The film traces the downfall of the Whitlam Government and the role of the CIA in those events

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