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Michael Jackson Comes to Manikganj

Synopsis
Filmed in different regions of South Asia from Peshawar in the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan to Kandy in Sri Lanka and in remote villages of Bangladesh and Nepal, the film covers the impact of satellite television on the lives, culture and politics of the people over the last ten years. More than 200 people, including media owners and managers, television producers and government officials, academics, representatives of NGOs and members of the public describe the dramatic changes brought about in the region by the entry of "the dish". As well as dealing with the direct impact satellite TV has had on people, the film also takes a wider perspective of the sociological and political implications and potential of this powerful new format. The film is part of the Media South Asia Project of the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2002
Year of production
2001
Documentation
Accompanying book entitled ‘Satellites over South Asia’ by William Crawley and David Page available separately
Subjects
Development studies; Media studies
Keywords
Asia; cultural influences; developing countries; satellite communications; technological innovation; television broadcasting

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£30.00 (+VAT)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
57 minutes
Year
2003

Sections

Title
Michael Jackson comes to Manikganj

Production Company

Name

University of Sussex, Institute of Development Studies

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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