Item Details

Niger [electronic resource]: In the Shadow of Noma

Network Ireland Television
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Noma is an acute oral infection that attacks young, malnourished children. If left untreated-which, tragically, is often the case in Africa-it devours bone tissue and permanently disfigures its victims. This unflinching program studies the impact of the pitiless disease and will help viewers assess the ability and readiness of the international community to combat the suffering. Graphic scenes of school-age noma patients are interwoven with commentary from medical experts and heartbreaking accounts from family members who have watched as sons, daughters, and grandchildren succumb to the sickness. The film also describes low-cost interventions that could keep noma from spreading, if resources are made available.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
25 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Portions in other languages with English subtitles
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 02, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
In the Shadow of Noma
Series
Fighting the Tide 3: Developing Nations and Globalization
Fighting the Tide
Contents
  • Gangrenous Disease of the Mouth (3:08)
  • Food Crisis in Niger (2:05)
  • Noma in Sub-Saharan Africa (2:32)
  • Beliefs About Noma (3:55)
  • NGOs in Niger (3:17)
  • Rehabilitation from Noma (2:16)
  • Switzerland Takes Noma Cases (2:46)
  • Noma and Psychological Trauma (2:18)
  • Disease Prevention (1:40)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2009.
Publisher no.
  • 41924s Films Media Group
  • 41929 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (25 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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