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Tobacco

Australia, 1936 (MIFF 1991, Retrospectives)

An important film to show in the 90s with the smoking debate so prevalent. We can watch, with some amusement, the development of an industry so good for Australia, and listen to a commentary declare tobacco can bring contentment to our elderly citizens.

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