The Big Lie
When the hired guns of British American Tobacco came to Australia to appeal a decision in favour of a terminally ill wife and mother, they didn't stop once they had the award overturned. They then set out to pursue the family of Rolah McCabe in order to cover their own legal costs in the case. Combining tense legal action with the highly charged emotional fallout that is the legacy of those who put themselves in the sights of Big Tobacco, The Big Lie is an eloquent essay in deceit and corporate thuggery and world-class documentary filmmaking.
Study guide prepared courtesy of ATOM, Film Finance Corporation Australia and EnhanceTV suitable for both tertiary and senior secondary students. Curriculum links include: English Issues - Communications; Legal Studies - Civil proceedings, Justice; Health studies - Ethics; Civics and Citizenship - Rights and responsibilities; Media Studies - The documentary film form; and Economics - Corporate ethics/Corporate rights and Responsibilities.
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