SILENT STORM

AWARDS

Winner of the Earth Vision Grand Prize at the Tokyo Global Environmental Film Festival

International Gold Panda Awards for Documentary at the Sichuan TV Festival.

Four nominations Australian Film Institute Awards

Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short & Animation Films
(2004)

 

Winner Australian Cinematographers Society NSW (2003)

WHAT THE CRITICS SAID

This superior documentary begins in 2001 with the discovery of thousands of jars of human bones, stored in a Melbourne lab for 40 years.

Filmmaker Peter Butt traces the bones back to the story of Australian biochemist Hedley Marston, who in the 1950s claimed that British nuclear testing at Maralinga had contaminated pastures and, thus, the milk supply with the radioactive substance Strontium 90.

It's a complex story that features multiple players with conflicting agendas - the egotistical Marston, pro-nuclear physicist Ernest Titterton, the British and Australian governments. Butt wisely plants whistleblower Marston at the heart of it.