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People’s Century (Parts 19-21)

Synopsis
A history of 20th century in 26 parts as seen from the point of view of the ordinary people who have lived through the events. Includes interviews and extensive archive footage.
19 (producer Peter Ceresole): Better public health and new medicines after 1954 overcame the epidemic killer diseases such as polio, tuberculosis and smallpox. Increased life expectancy has had a massive social and ethical impact: as world population has grown, unforseen problems and new diseases such as AIDS have emerged, challenging the scientists once more. Features people from the USA, Scotland, India, Somalia and Peru.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 165 min.
Year of production
1997
Availability
out of distribution
Notes
Broadcast on BBC1 from 5/1/97.
Documentation
Accompanying book available separately.
Subjects
History
Keywords
China; Communist Party; history of medicine; history of the 20th century; Mao, Zedong; population dynamics; protest demonstrations; public health; social history; student movements

Credits

Producer
Jennifer Clayton; Mark J Davis; Peter Ceresole
Contributor
Peter Pagnamenta

Sections

Title
1954: living longer
Synopsis
19 (producer Peter Ceresole): Better public health and new medicines after 1954 overcame the epidemic killer diseases such as polio, tuberculosis and smallpox. Increased life expectancy has had a massive social and ethical impact: as world population has

Title
1949: great leap

Title
1968: new release

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Home Video

 

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