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Decade of Destruction

Synopsis
An account of the destruction of the Amazonian rain forest in Brazil. The destruction of the world’s tropical forests is the greatest single threat to the stability of environmental systems on our planet. The cultivation of the Amazonian jungle is greadually destroying the forest with a devastating effect on the balance of nature and upon the habitat and lives of the local Indian tribes. Adrian Cowell spent more then seven years in Brazil documenting the situation.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 4 x 52 min.
Year of production
1986
Availability
out of distribution; 1993 sale: £40.00 (+ VAT +p&p)
Notes
Reviewed by Graham Hart in ‘Times Educational Supplement’.
Documentation
A cross-curricular multimedia teaching pack including some footage from the series is available from WWF-UK. It aims to develop an understanding of Amazonia’s environment and development problems.
Subjects
Environmental science; Geography
Keywords
Amazon river; Brazil; deforestation; ecosystems; rain forests

Credits

Director
Adrian Cowell
Producer
Roger James

Sections

Title
In search of the kidnapper

Title
Blazing the trail

Title
In the ashes of the forest

Title
Mechanics of the forest/Storms of the Amazon

Production Company

Name

Central Independent Television

Notes
use Carlton UK Television

Distributor

Name

Carlton UK Television Ltd

Web
http://www.carlton.com External site opens in new window
Phone
0115 986 3322
Fax
0115 964 5202
Address
Video Resources Unit
East Midlands TV Centre
Lenton Lane
Nottingham
NG7 2NA

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