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Battle for the Planet (7 Parts)

Synopsis
A seven-part series with each programme presenting a personal view of a major issue, followed by responses from grass-roots groups in different countries, and concluded with discussion relating the issue to the UK.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; 2 videocassettes. Standard formats. col. 208, 156 min. Tape 1 contains programmes 1-4; tape 2 contains programmes 5-7.
Year of production
1987
Availability
Sale
Subjects
Development studies; Environmental science
Keywords
air quality; Argentina; Brazil; deserts; environment; Equador; food aid; forests; Ghana; India; Mexico; Mongolia; oceans; pollution; population dynamics; radioactivity; Senegal; toxic substances; urban development

Credits

Director
Bo Landin
Contributor
André Singer
Cast
Jonathon Porritt 

Sections

Title
Kingdom of the third day, The
Synopsis
1: Focuses on the North Sea and Spain, as well as the Bristol Channel area, and examines the use of the seas as a dustbin for toxic and reaioactive waste.

Title
Eight litres a minute
Synopsis
2: Air pollution and acid rain in northern Europe, and the hazardous wastes pumped out by industry in Brazil and Mexico.

Title
Shifting sands
Synopsis
3: Desertification in Inner Mongolia.

Title
Greening the land
Synopsis
4: Reafforestation in the Nile area and in India.

Title
Struggle for shelter, A
Synopsis
5: Urbanisation, particularly in Equador and Argentina.

Title
People count
Synopsis
6: Population in Kenya, the country with the fastest population growth in the world.

Title
Safety net, A
Synopsis
7: Trade and food aid specifically in Senegal and Ghana.

Production Company

Name

International Broadcasting Trust

Phone
020 7482 2847
Fax
020 7284 3374
Address
London
NW1 8EE
Name

Sweden

Sponsor

Name

Channel Four Television

Phone
071-396 4444
Address
LONDON
SW1P 2TX

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.
Name

World Microfilms

Contact
Stephen Albert
Email
microworld@ndirect.co.uk
Web
http://www.microworld.uk.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7586 4499
Fax
020 7722 1068
Address
PO Box 35488
St John’s Wood
London
NW8 6WD
Notes
World Microfilms distributes the Audio Forum collection of CDs for language learning and the Sussex Tapes library of video and audio material for sixth form and undergraduate teaching. The Sussex Tapes collection concentrates on the areas of English, history and music. Architecture programmes from the Masters of Architecture and Pidgeon Digital (qv) series of slides are sold on DVD as well as being accessible online via subscription.

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