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Reclaiming the Forest

Synopsis
The competition between national governments, itinerant gold-miners, and indigenous inhabitants for control of an area of South American rain forest. Shows the potential conflict betwen the interests of the aboriginal peoples and the responsibility of nation states to implement ecologically sound policies in tropical rain areas. In doing so, it also shows the complex relationship between culture and ethnic identity under conditions of rapid social change.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film; Video; Film. 16mm. sd. col. 57 min. Videocassette. VHS. col. 39 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1986
Availability
Hire (film or video - RAI Film & Video Library)
Sale (video - RAI); 1995 hire: £15.00 (+VAT +p&p) video 1995 hire: £33.00 (+VAT +p&p) film 2000 sale: £50.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Uses
Undergraduates. *RAI
Subjects
Anthropology; Development studies
Keywords
economic change; Indians of North & South America; rain forests; South America

Credits

Director
George Drion; Paul Henley

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Distributor

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute

Contact
Susanne Hammacher (Film Officer)
Email
film@therai.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7387 0455
Fax
020 7388 8817
Address
50 Fitzroy Street
London
W1T 5BT
Notes
The Institute sells more than 250 anthropology and ethnology titles on video and DVD, including some produced by students and staff of the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology. There is also a large library of internationally produced film and video productions from which items may be borrowed within the UK.
Name

Royal Anthropological Institute Film & Video Library, c/o Concord Media

Email
sales@concordvideo.co.uk
Web
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Phone
01473 726012
Fax
01473 274531
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG

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