Television Trust for the Environment
Most widely held works about Television Trust for the Environment
Most widely held works by Television Trust for the Environment
Trinkets & beads ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Documents the lives of the Huaorani, a small tribe of Ecuadorian Indians who, after 20 years of pressure from foreign oil companies, agreed to allow oil-drilling on their land. Focuses on the introduction of massive environmental pollution and cultural change, and the tribe's subsequent efforts to regain control of their lives and lands.
The legacy of Malthus ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Discusses Malthus's theories of population and the causes of poverty. It contrasts the 19th century poor in Scotland with today's poor in India.
Life: the story so far ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Introduction to a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. Part 1 examines whether the globalized economy is now running out of control, or whether ordinary people can still hope to share in its wealth. Although most people today are better fed, clothed and educated than ever before, there are also millions more now living in absolute poverty.
The Seattle syndrome ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Part 7 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. Many people in the Third World feel they are being penalized when they face drastic import controls for turning their raw materials into manufactured goods. Now they're also running up against the Seattle Syndrome -- an alliance of liberals and protectionists who want more restrictions on trade to fight poor wages and exploitative working conditions. But is this a justifiable way of fighting globalization -- or a kind of colonialism in disguise? The film also examines the garment industry of the Philippines as an example.
The other side El otro lado ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Examines the devastating impact of Mexican-United States migration. The families and communities left behind are disabled, and their languages and cultures are being destroyed. This program looks at villagers who strive to ensure that their children will no longer have to migrate to have a better life.
All different, all equal ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Part 11 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. Looks at progress in achieving greater equality for women -- five years after the Beijing Conference on Women where government delegations pledged themselves to tackle increasing violence against women. Examines gains in women's rights globally with visits to Northern Ireland, Nigeria, Fiji, New Zealand, Brazil and other nations focusing on crimes against women and achievements by women towards equality.
Untouchable ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Part 18 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. This segment examines the lives of dalits in a small village in southern India. Identified as outcasts or 'untouchables' whole families of dalit people exist in India effectively as bonded or slave laborers. There are an estimated 100 million child laborers in India. Human rights organizations are now taking up the dalits' cause and calling for the end of a system of discrimination as heinous as the former apartheid system in South Africa.
Credit where credit is due ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Part 16 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. This segment examines the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee that provides micro-credit to rural women in Bangladesh who live on the edge of poverty. It recounts how taking out a loan revolutionized the lives of village women -- not only increasing their incomes but also helping to improve their, and their children's, health.
Educating Lucia ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Part 25 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. Focuses on the story of three African sisters who want to graduate to secondary school but are more likely to receive no formal education, working as seasonal laborers on one of Zimbabwe's large tobacco farms. They're being raised by their grandmother who can only afford school fees for one girl. In African countries such as Zimbabwe, Uganda and Benin the odds are dramatically against girls getting an education.
The Greenhouse effect ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Investigates our misuse of the earth's resources. Burning fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide, which traps the sun's heat and raises the world's temperature. The impact on sea level, crop growth, and rainfall could be disastrous- for us and for all living things. This disturbing program addresses questions vital to our survival. What are the long-term effects of our insatiable appetite for generated power? How can we prevent environmental catastrophe?
City life ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Follows Marta Suplicy, the mayor of São Paulo, Brazil, as she visits schools, hospitals, favelas, and a shelter for battered women, in her quest to improve the living conditions of the city.
The silver age ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Part 13 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. Advances in healthcare mean that more people are living longer with over 560 million age 60 and over in the world today. In parts of Europe, North America, and Japan, the proportion of older people is rising faster than any other group. The result, often, is a growing population of old people with too few young people to take care of them. This program explores the implications in three different countries: India, Japan and Tunisia.
The right to choose ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Part 8 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. Nibret is eleven -- and they're marrying her off to a man she's never met. Forced marriage isn't unusual in northern Ethiopia -- it helps to cement ties between families and establish land rights. This program reports on the dissonant voices arguing for change in local cultures -- and calls for reproductive health care and primary education for women and looks at widespread discrimination and violence against women.
Because they're worth it ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Part 19 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. Out of a total Chinese population of 1.3 billion, there are 42 million Chinese who are poor. This film looks at programs which are helping impoverished Chinese break out of the cycle of poverty and ignorance -- by providing them with micro-credit, basic health information, education and hope.
The cost of living ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Part 14 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. This program examines why AIDS drugs are unaffordable in developing countries, using as examples Thailand and South Africa, two countries who have applied to use compulsory licenses and parallel importing -- practices agreed under World Trade Organization guidelines -- to make their own generic versions of anti-retroviral drugs to halt the AIDS epidemic in their countries. It also asks why anti-retroviral drugs still aren't included in the WTO's essential drugs lists.
The debt police ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Part 29 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. Uganda has recently benefited from a debt relief initiative, but in a country where corruption is rife, is this relief really going to reach the poor? This program travels in rural Uganda with the Uganda Debt Network, an NGO working to ensure that this aid does reach the poor and improves their lives, and reports on the thriving anti-corruption movement that has sprung up, with popular theater and campaigning schoolchildren.
At the end of a gun women and war ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Part 9 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. Druki's family fell victim to the bloody civil war between the Tamil Tigers and Sri Lankan government forces that has been tearing the island of Sri Lanka apart for the last 17 years. This program reports from Sri Lanka on the suffering of thousands of women -- widowed, displaced, detained, separated from husbands, children and other loved ones -- as a result of the war.
A-OK ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Part 26 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. In underdeveloped countries children with Vitamin A deficiency run the risk of dying from common childhood illnesses. The cost of ensuring all children receive enough Vitamin A is small, but improves children's chances of survival by 25%. This episode looks at Vitamin A distribution programs in Ghana, Uganda, India, and Guatemala.
Lost generations ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Part 24 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. Maternal poverty and malnutrition have increased dramatically in India since the early '90's. Low birth weight babies from malnourished mothers grow up to become malnourished themselves and in turn give birth to more low birth weight babies. This film explores what can be done to break the cycle of poverty and ill-health that condemns whole populations to sub-standard lives.
Bolivian blues ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Part 27 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. In Bolivia, 10% of children are undernourished and average school attendance is less than 7 years. Entrenched vested interests hamper foreign investments and its landlocked geography limits access to export markets. But there are signs of change. This program explores the success of a new initiative "Dialogo 2000: si se puede" designed to coordinate the work of donor agencies and focus outside aid on achieving real poverty reduction.
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