80:20—The Developing World (a 5-part series)

80:20—The Developing World (a 5-part series)

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This compact and comprehensive series explores what could be done to improve living conditions in lesser-developed countries.

Development and Debt • 80:20—The Developing World

Development and Debt • 80:20—The Developing World

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Development and Debt looks at the history of the international development assistance that began in the early 1960s and conditions attached to that aid, often benefitting those providing it more than its recipients.

Encirclement: Neo-Liberalism Ensnares Democracy

Encirclement: Neo-Liberalism Ensnares Democracy

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Drawing upon the thinking and analyses of renowned intellectuals, Encirclement sketches a portrait of neo-liberal ideology and examines the various mechanisms used to impose its dictates throughout the world. 

From Under the Bushy Trees

From Under the Bushy Trees

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From Under the Bushy Trees follows Gerri Graber of Powell River, BC to Chad, a poverty-stricken country in the middle of sub-Saharan Africa. There she teams up with a young education student, Batholomew Mokuh, and they work together with the villagers of Manda to build a school.

Fuga Island: A Tale of Visionaries, Dreamers and Schemers

Fuga Island: A Tale of Visionaries, Dreamers and Schemers

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This documentary profiles the work of Karie Garnier and the Filipino activists who join him in the fight against wealthy foreign landlords in the Philippines.

In Our Own Hands: Exploring Tools for Community Based Planning in China

In Our Own Hands: Exploring Tools for Community Based Planning in China

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This documentary portrays the experience of Canadians and Chinese collaborating in participatory research to enhance community development in Lijiang County, Yunnan, China.

Interdependence • 80:20—The Developing World

Interdependence • 80:20—The Developing World

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Interdependence explains that, concerned or not, everyone is affected—through trading relationships and other factors of interdependence such as health, the environment, economics and global security.

The Legacy of Colonialism • 80:20—The Developing World

The Legacy of Colonialism • 80:20—The Developing World

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The Legacy of Colonialism examines the role worldview played in the 500 years of colonization that began in the 15th century, tracing historical structures contributing to the current status of many lesser-developed countries.

Polio Hunters

Polio Hunters

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Polio Hunters follows a two-week polio virus immunization campaign in the province of Uttar Pradesh located in Northern India. The campaign was conducted in 2005 by Toronto's Dr. Yakub Vaid for the World Health Organization.

Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope

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Seeds of Hope takes a look at a unique development project in Indonesia started by two Canadians.

A Tropical Paradise • 80:20—The Developing World

A Tropical Paradise • 80:20—The Developing World

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A Tropical Paradise provides an overview of the 80/20 split of global wealth and introduces the concept of developing countries and the origin of the term “third world.”

Where to Next? • 80:20—The Developing World

Where to Next? • 80:20—The Developing World

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Where to Next? gives a thoughtful perspective on foreign aid, pointing out that outcomes are often greater for business development in donor nations than poverty reduction in recipient countries.