Item Details

Flip the Coin [electronic resource]: A Tower of Promises-Telecom Giants in Bangladesh

Heinemann Media
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This is the ugly face of globalization, says A. R. Chowdhury-Repon, director of the Bangladesh Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment Foundation. He refers to a failure on the part of Western multinationals to ensure worker safety and proper environmental procedures in developing countries, and his description is echoed by many others throughout this program. Hidden camera interviews reveal shocking practices in steel factories across Bangladesh-from water pollution to child labor to a complete lack of protection from falls, fire, and hazardous materials. These factories are direct suppliers of the telecom companies Ericsson and Telenor, whose officials also appear on camera, in some cases promising to make amends, in others downplaying any association with wayward vendors. A much-needed look into international and green business ethics.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
58 min.
Language
Portions in other languages with English subtitles
Rating
12 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 09, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Telecom Giants in Bangladesh
Tower of Promises
Contents
  • Telecom Giants in Bangladesh (5:29)
  • Unsafe Factory (3:27)
  • Workers' Rights Violations (2:24)
  • Child Labor in Bangladesh (4:23)
  • Challenges of Globalization (2:19)
  • Farms Destroyed by Toxic Waste water (7:17)
  • Unethical Business Practices (4:47)
  • Health and Safety Violations (3:37)
  • Deception of Outside Visitors (4:53)
  • Noise and Acid : Hazardous to Workers' Health (4:16)
  • Environmental and Worker Safety Violations (5:53)
  • Multinational Denial of Safety Hazards (2:10)
  • Multinationals and Suppliers (3:24)
  • Multinational Lack of Oversight (1:44)
  • Credits: Flip the Coin: A Tower of PromisesTelecom Giants in Bangladesh (0:30)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2009.
Publisher no.
42204 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (58 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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