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Burning Rivers
Burning Rivers
Item#: BUR-117-D
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$85.00
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Running Time: 28 minutes
G 9-Adult
Merran Smith

 

"Superb...weaves together the links between the environment, the economic system and respect for human rights...An effective case study for many Third World nations."
- Grahame Russell, Central American Human Rights Commission

"Informs students and adults about relationships between political, economic, and social factors in developing nations. "
- Video Rating Guide for Libraries

 

- Best of Show, NAAEE Film Festival
- Winner, Films De Femmes Festival France

 

 

Burning Rivers examines the links between the damaged environment and the social crisis in Guatemala. Rainforests are cut, polluted rivers burn, and pesticides poison farm workers.

This video presents compelling evidence that these serious environmental problems stem from the unequal distribution of wealth. Burning Rivers is an excellent resource for discussing how environmental problems in developing countries are connected to economic and social issues.