Silent Storm (film)

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Silent Storm
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Directed by Peter Butt
Produced by Peter Butt
Anna Greive
Rob McAuley
Starring Bille Brown
Paula Arundell
Distributed by Film Australia
SBS independent
Release date
Running time
90 minutes
Country Australia
Language English

Silent Storm is a 2003 Australian documentary film written and directed by Peter Butt.


From 1957 to 1978, scientists secretly removed bone samples from over 21,000 dead Australians as they searched for evidence of the deadly poison, Strontium 90 - a by-product of nuclear testing. Silent Storm reveals the story behind this astonishing case of officially sanctioned 'body-snatching'. Set against a backdrop of the Cold War, the saga follows celebrated scientist, Hedley Marston, as he attempts to blow the whistle on radioactive contamination and challenge official claims that British atomic tests posed no threat to the Australian people. Marston's findings are not only disputed, he is targeted as 'a scientist of counter-espionage interest'.

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