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Air is Life

Switzerland, 1973 (MIFF 1975)

Director: Peter Stierlin

Air pollution, a world wide problem, is examined on five continents. The sources of the contamination are pinpointed: domestic heating, traffic and industrial waste, and possible ways of solving the problem are explored.

Gold Plaque, Chicago. Gold Medal, Venice.

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