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Agrofuels: Starving People, Fuelling Greed

Synopsis
An account of the downside of alternative, food-based fuel sources. The film explores agrofuels and monocrops, looking at how the increasingly common practice of diverting food crops to the industrial production of cellulose-based fuels is devastating indigenous communities, undermining small farmers, and endangering the environment across Latin America. It also shows how grassroots communities are developing better, cleaner alternatives.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2012
Year of production
2012
Documentation
Online transcript available. http://www.mediaed.org/assets/products/162/transcript_162.pdf
Subjects
Anthropology; Development studies; Environmental science
Keywords
Latin America; globalisation; agrofuels; fuel sources

Credits

Director
Loren Feinstein; Matt Feinstein

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$125
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
28 minutes
Year
2015

Distributor

Name

Media Education Foundation

Email
info@mediaed.org
Web
http://www.mediaed.org External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 413 584 8500
Fax
+1 413 586 8398
Address
60 Masonic Street
Northampton
Massachusetts 01060
USA
Notes
The MEF produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical reflection on the social, political and cultural impact of the mass media, particularly in the US, with emphasis on gender, health, politics, race and commercialism. Sale on DVD.

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