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Voices of the Poor [electronic resource]

Globalvision (Firm)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
In the shadow of an increasingly interconnected and globalized economy, many of the world's poor are worse off than ever before. This classic documentary travels to Tanzania, Mali, India, Brazil, and Bosnia to present some practical solutions offered by poor people themselves as they face the challenge of improving their living conditions. Slum residents who have formed community activist groups explain why having sewage systems and permanent housing will improve their ability to get jobs, and microloan recipients discuss their hopes of financing their children's education. "There are the poor, and there are the miserable," says an elderly woman in Brazil. "We are the poor, but we are fighting to rise ...
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42 min.
7 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on April 12, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Life of Poor Woman (3:43)
  • Poor Man in Bosnia (3:10)
  • Poor Old Woman (2:15)
  • Living in Container (1:45)
  • Poor Hygienic Conditions (2:18)
  • Montage (0:42)
  • Computerized Education for Poor (4:25)
  • Organizing Fight for Land Titles (2:52)
  • Bosnian Domestic Violence (1:38)
  • Female Police Stations (1:18)
  • Empowering the Poor (1:30)
  • Microloans (2:45)
  • Life in Brazil Slum (2:48)
  • Building Houses in Slum (3:02)
  • Educating Children in Slums (1:53)
  • Lack of Opportunity (1:45)
  • Insecurity for Poor (1:22)
  • Voices of Poor (1:59)
  • Credits: Voices of the Poor (0:22)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2001.
Publisher no.
53179 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (42 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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