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Gawin, Luke

Overview
Works: 117 works in 201 publications in 1 language and 3,070 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs  Nonfiction films  History  Forecasts  Interviews  Personal narratives‡vBosnian  Short films  Environmental television programs 
Roles: Producer, Director
Classifications: JZ1318, 330.9
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Luke Gawin
Life: the story so far( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member 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
Credit where credit is due( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member 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 between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member 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
Regopstaan's dream( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 17 of a series on how the globalized world economy affects ordinary people. Twenty-five years ago, the Bushmen were evicted from the Kalahari by the apartheid government who claimed they were too westernized to cohabit with the wild animals in the National Park. This film which follows the story of Bushmen fighting to live on ancestral lands within the park, includes interviews with Bushmen, park employees, farmers and government officials each providing their own perspectives
In the wake of war( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thousands of refugees from Burundi are returning to their homeland convinced that the bitter civil war may be coming to an end. Using traditional mediation systems and peacemakers Burundi is introducing innovative peace and reconciliation projects. The aim is to start a grass roots movement to bring a lasting peace to Burundi and its long-suffering citizens. This program examines the future for Burundi, for power sharing and for a rapprochement between warring factions
Educating Yaprak( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turkey is a country with a large, young population, but literacy rates have traditionally lagged behind neighboring countries. Turkey has identified education as key to reducing poverty, so the state has embarked on an ambitious campaign, targeting those most deprived of education -- young teenage girls -- especially from poor rural areas
All different, all equal by Television Trust for the Environment( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member 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
Brazil's land revolution( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Brazil, almost half of the agricultural land is owned by just one percent of the population. The government estimates that land reform would benefit some 4.5 million families -- both agricultural workers and city slum-dwellers. Political opposition has so far prevented meaningful progress. Now Brazil's president has announced plans to resettle more than 100,000 landless families this year and promises additional agrarian reform over the next two years. This film visits the Northeastern state of Bahia to report on an initiative, which encourages the landless to join together to buy up land, with low-interest government loans
At the end of a gun : women and war( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member 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
City life by Victor Michail Arnautoff( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series of programs examines globalization's effects on cities and their inhabitants. Globalization coupled with a lack of action by world leaders is causing an ever-widening gap in wealth, separating the rich from the impoverished. Poverty is increasing in cities dramatically. People from rural areas all over the world are moving to cities at an alarming rate because rural economies can no longer sustain them. The lure of opportunity and employment draw them to the cities, further exacerbating a global problem
The silver age by Television Trust for the Environment( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member 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
Between war and peace( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commencing in the late 1980's over half of the population of Liberia fled their homes in terror during a long and bloody civil war. After 14 years of anarchy, the international community has arrived in force in an attempt to stabilize the country. Many see this as Liberia's last chance. This program reports on Liberia's attempts to find a way of engaging the combatants (many of them children) in rebuilding their country -- to sustain the peace
Warming up in Mongolia( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today the Mongolian government is working with international development agencies in an attempt to ensure a sustainable transition for its nation into the modern world. This film looks at how Mongolia is powering itself. All electricity produced in Mongolia comes from fossil fuels. What can be done to repair environmental damage and introduce sustainable alternatives? The film also looks at the long-term environmental implications of exhausting Mongolia's natural resources and asks, what clean technological solutions are there to Mongolia's problems?
Return to Srebrenica( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In July 1995 the Muslim town of Srebrenica, Bosnia became the site of the worst massacre in Europe since WWII. After a 3-year siege, Serb armed forces entered the town and massacred 8000 civilians while another 35,000 were driven into other parts of Bosnia. Now international aid is allowing the town to begin to build a new future. This story unfolds through interviews with returning refugees, those who cannot face going back; with the International Commission for Missing People; with EU Ambassador Michael Humphries; and with Lord Paddy Ashdown, internationally appointed administrator of Bosnia
The debt police( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uganda has recently benefited from a debt relief initiative coordinated by the World Bank designed to redeem the burden of debt crippling some of the world's poorest countries. But in a country where corruption is rife, is this relief--Uganda has been forgiven 60% of the $120 million it pays to service its foreign debt every year--really going to help the poor? Life travels in rural Uganda with the Uganda Debt Network, an NGO working to ensure that this aid reaches the poor and improves their lives
Geraldo off-line( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geraldo De Sousa had a dream he almost fulfilled. He'd worked his way out of a shantytown in Brazil's teeming metropolis, Sao Paulo. His cherished job in the Ford car factory supported his wife, two children and a new apartment. Then suddenly -- and through no fault of his own -- Geraldo found there wasn't any work for him anymore. He was told it was because of the financial meltdown in faraway South East Asia. But was that just an excuse? Or the harsh reality of the new globalized economy?
Life : the ongoing story( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this final program of the series, Life revisits some of the stories covered in earlier episodes -- from child poverty to health to social exclusion -- and questions just how strong the international community's commitment is to link social development with economic development and human rights. With contributions from some of the key anchor interviewees that have appeared in earlier programs, including James Wolfensohn, then President of the World Bank, academics Susan George, Lester Thurow and Noam Chomsky, writer Naomi Klein and Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen
Whose agenda is it anyway?( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To fulfill the Millennium Development goals, many poor countries are now implementing Poverty Reduction Strategy Programs (PRSPs). But in Malawi, PRSPs are viewed by many as merely a new version of old World Bank policies, with decisions ultimately made in Washington, rather than by the country's own citizens. This report investigates the PRSP process and its effectiveness in Malawi with interviews with citizens in rural communities, government officials, civil society campaigners, World Bank economists and critics of World Bank policies
Geraldo's Brazil( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film revisits Geraldo Da Souza, a worker at Ford in Sao Paolo, Brazil. In 1999, he was among 2000 workers laid off from his factory during the "international financial crisis." Life filmed him then in "Geraldo-off line," trying to work out the connection between the financial crises in Asia, Russia and Brazil and attempting to understand the personal impact of globalization. This film looks at the effects of globalization over the past five years in Brazil through Geraldo's eyes, examining how institutions like the IMF and the World Bank have been dealing with a government which had in mind not to pay its external debt
Bolivian blues( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member 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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