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Fate of the Forests

Synopsis
Assesses the causes and effects of destroying tropical rainforests. Rural families of the Third World need firewood for fuel and timber is a valuable currency earner. Describes the efforts being made particularly in Malaysia, Brazil, Nepal and Kenya to balance the needs of the economy and the need to preserve forests. Concludes that such a balance can only be reached when land is used more productively and energy can be provided cheaply from alternative sources.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1983
Availability
Out of distribution
Uses
Ages 13 and up.
Subjects
Development studies; Environmental science
Keywords
developing countries; economic issues; ecosystems; rain forests; tropical rain forest ecosystems

Credits

Director
Alan Pendry
Producer
Douglas Gordon
Writer
Douglas Gordon
Contributor
Gus Coma; Peter Musgrave; Ralph Sheldon

Production Company

Name

Shell UK

Notes
Films deposited with the BFI National Film & Video Archive

Distributor

Name

Shell Film Services

Contact
Jane Poynor
Email
Filmservices@Shell.com
Web
http://www.shell.com/ External site opens in new window
Address
Shell International
Creative Solutions
Shell Centre
London
SE1 7NA
Notes
The Shell Film Unit collection has been deposited in the BFI’s National Film & Video Archive

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