British Universities Film & Video Council

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Environment 1

Synopsis
Three 8-minute films: 1) THE CIVIL ENGINEER: The story of one man’s efforts to restore a water supply to the farmers of Armenia’s Karat province. The death of communism led to a breakdown in the water supply, resulting in widespread drought and famine. Fed up with state inertia, Gagik Grogorian worked abroad for eight months to earn the money to install 8km of irrigation canals; 2) TIGERS OF THE TAIGA: For 30 years Vladimir Kruglov used to trap Siberian tigers in the taiga forest of Russia’s Far East. But after the arrival of perestroika, hordes of hunters invaded the territory, and the tiger population dropped to 300. Now Kruglov campaigns to save the Siberian tiger; 3) TROUBLE IN THE PIPLINE: Focuses on the battle led by a group of pensioners over plans for a new pipeline and terminal in the Black Sea port of Novorossisk and illustrates the brutality of the new capitalism in modern-day Russia.
Series
Beyond Red
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 26 min.
Year of production
1999
Availability
Sale - see BEYOND RED; See: BEYOND RED
Subjects
Development studies; Environmental science
Keywords
Armenia; Black Sea; conservation - environment; Eastern Europe; pipelines; protest demonstrations; Siberia; water supply

Production Company

Name

Television Trust for the Environment

Notes
Now known as TVE

Distributor

Name

TVE

Email
General email: tve@tve.org.uk.Sales and outreach: distribution@tve.org.uk
Web
http://tve.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 91 (11) 26 410 684
Address
46 Bloomsbury Street
London
WC1B 3QJ
Notes
TVE works with partners globally to produce films on environment and development issues, as well as health and human rights. Most of the 600 films are available for sale on DVD for educational use. Previously known as Television Trust for the Environment.

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