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Title The inheritance : a fisherman's story
Published 2004


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  909 Sau/Str  2006/11/24  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (52 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Series Storyline Australia (Television program)
Summary On January 30, 2000, Hungary's river Tisza was flooded with 120,000 tons of cyanide from an Australian-Romanian gold mine in Baia Mare, Romania. The resulting environmental disaster killed over 1200 tons of fish and devastated the river's eco-system. The fishermen, whose livelihoods depend on their daily catch from the Tisza River, lost everything because of the disaster. Fishermen like Balazs Meszaros struggled to survive. In an effort to save his people and their way of life, Balazs travels to Australia to confront the mining company responsible. Filmmaker Peter Hegedus was in Hungary when the disaster occurred. He started making plans for a documentary, hoping to understand what had happened to the Australian mining company, intending to explore both the Hungarian and the Australian sides
Notes Available on VHS and DVD
Off-air recording of SBS-TV "Storyline Australia" broadcast July 22, 2004, repeated on November 24, 2006 and copied on to DVD. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Credits Written, directed and produced by Peter Hegedus
Notes Rated: M
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Gold mines and mining -- Environmental aspects -- Hungary
Environmental degradation -- Hungary -- Tisza River
Cyanide process -- Environmental aspects
Fishers -- Hungary
Author Hegedus, Peter, 1976-
Other Titles Fisherman's story