British Universities Film & Video Council

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Human Rights

Synopsis
Three 8-minute films: 1) THE VISITOR: A couple have come from Siberia to visit friends in Moscow and are stopped by police demanding a tax towards the city’s upkeep - in reality, a new measure to curtail free movement into Moscow; 2) COTTON SLAVES: Looks at forced labour in the city of Gulistan in Uzbekistan. Here women and children are still summoned by loudspeaker every year to harvest the cotton crop - for no pay - while the city authorities close down all the shops and markets; 3) MINOR TO MAJOR?: The rise of nationalism, coupled with the declining birthrate in Bulgaria and Turkey, has been responsible for a new upsurge of racism against minority groups like gypsies or the Islamic Pomaks in the Rhodope mountains on Turkey’s border. Looks at the status of minority groups and asks whether simmering discontent is building up for a new conflagration.
Series
Beyond Red
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 26 min.
Year of production
1999
Availability
Sale - see BEYOND RED; See: BEYOND RED
Subjects
Politics & government
Keywords
Bulgaria; communism; cotton industry; democracy; ethnic minorities; gypsies; human rights; Moscow; race relations; taxation; Uzbekistan

Production Company

Name

Television Trust for the Environment

Notes
Now known as TVE

Distributor

Name

TVE

Email
General email: tve@tve.org.uk.Sales and outreach: distribution@tve.org.uk
Web
http://tve.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 91 (11) 26 410 684
Address
46 Bloomsbury Street
London
WC1B 3QJ
Notes
TVE works with partners globally to produce films on environment and development issues, as well as health and human rights. Most of the 600 films are available for sale on DVD for educational use. Previously known as Television Trust for the Environment.

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