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  1. Island in the China Sea (1975 Film)

    Subject
    Economics
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Tai a Chau is a home for both farmers and fishermen, who live aboard small junks and use the island as a permanent harbour. The daily routines of Mr Wong, a fisherman, and Mr Ng, a farmer, are representative...

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  2. Bonds of Hope (1994 Video)

    Subject
    Development studies
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 90 min., 1995 sale £20.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    A portrait of village life and community-centred rural development in India. Shot in a village community, Vinobagram, in Tamil Nadu, it includes many interviews with the villagers and community workers. The...

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  3. Island Fishpond, The (1974 Film)

    Director
    Norman N Miller
    Producer
    Norman N Miller
    Subject
    Economics
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    The need for a new freshwater fishpond focuses the island community, representatives of the Hong Kong government, and a single entrepreneur on an effort to increase productivity - and economic well-being -...

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  4. Health, A Human Right (1981 Film)

    Subject
    Development studies
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Describes a rural development project in Kenya, based on self-reliance, which illustrates the interrelationships between health care, agricultural improvement and the application of appropriate technology.

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  5. Children Know, The (1975 Film)

    Subject
    Anthropology; Development studies
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    The deep division in Andean society between campesinos and mestizos, rural and townspeople, begins at birth, is perpetuated by the schools, and continues through life. Evidence of discrimination’s physical...

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  6. Sandino Today and Forever (1981 Film)

    Director
    Jan Keeys de Rooy
    Subject
    Sociology
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Illustrates the effects of the revolution on the peasant communities of Northern Nicaragua. Through the life of a small farmer and co-operative member the film shows some of the major developments and issues...

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  7. Technology for Self-Reliance (1981 Film)

    Subject
    Development studies
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Shows the work of the Amsha Appropriate Technology Project in Tanzania in promoting rural self-reliance and enabling villagers to improve their environment. Projects shown include making new houses for...

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  8. Barefoot Doctors of Rural China (1975 Film)

    Director
    Diane Li
    Subject
    Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    An overview of Chinese medical care before 1976. Concentrates on rural China and demonstrates the effect of Mao Zedong’s June 1965 directive ‘in medical care put the emphasis on the countryside’....

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  9. From Small Beginnings (198 Video)

    Subject
    Education
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 25 min.

    In 1986 Kent County Council began its Rural Schools Enrichment Programme, an experimental pilot scheme set up to discover how the county might improve the education offered in its smallest schools. Shows how...

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  10. Scottish Crafts (2001 Multimedia)

    Subject
    Crafts
    Distribution
    CD-ROM

    Examines the role of crafts in culture and brings together makers and their materials, skills and products. Uses individual objects, diagrams, text and video footage of practising makers to look at the...

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