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From 1957 to 1978, scientists secretly removed bone samples from over 21,000 dead Australians as they searched for Strontium 90, a byproduct of nuclear testing. SILENT STORM reveals the story behind this astonishing case of 'body-snatching'. Against a backdrop of the Cold War, it follows scientist Hedley Marston as he challenges official claims that British atomic tests posed no threat to Australian people. Marston's findings are not only disputed, he is targeted as 'a scientist of counter-espionage interest'. Now, questions are being raised about health repercussions for generations of Australians

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Crew

Director
Peter Butt
Writers
Peter Butt
Producer
Peter Butt  Rob McAuley
Executive Producers
Anna Grieve
Dir. of Photography
Calvin Gardiner

Cast

Billie Brown - Paula Arundell (narrator)

Production Details

Production Completion
2003
Genre
History and national identity, Science, Social contemporary
Production Company
Film Australia Limited

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short & Animation Films
    (2004)
  • Australian Cinematographers Society NSW
    (2003)