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Suits and Savages: Why the World Bank Won’t Save the World

Synopsis
Examines issues surrounding indigenous land rights and the displacement of people and wildlife in the name of development. Focuses on a conservation project in the Nagarhole National Park in southern India, home to the endangered Bengal tiger and to several indigenous forest-dwelling tribes. Claims that tribe members are being forced to leave the forest against their will as an indirect result of a project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Shows a GEF meeting in India in which Indian activists are highly critical of the GEF and the World Bank. Later, World Bank representatives visit the Nagarhole project and finds merit in the Indian tribe’s complaints.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 38 min.
Year of production
2000
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £30.00 (inc. VAT +p&p) institutions
Subjects
Development studies; Environmental science
Keywords
environmental issues; India; indigenous peoples; international aid

Credits

Director
Dylan Howitt; Zoe Young

Production Company

Name

Conscious Cinema

Sponsor

Name

Information Division

Phone
01793 413000
Fax
01793 413130
Address
Polaris House
North Star Avenue
SWINDON
SN2 1UJ
Notes
See also: Qualidata

Distributor

Name

Conscious Cinema

Email
inbox@consciouscinema.co.uk
Web
http://www.consciouscinema.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7359 2755
Fax
020 7359 2755
Address
110 Elmore Street
London
N1 3AH

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