Javascript Menu by Deluxe-Menu.com

Bullfrog Films


610-779-8226; 800-543-3764; P.O. Box 149 Oley, PA 19547
Email ListRss Info
Bookmark and Share
   

> Search Tips    
Bullfrog Films

is a leading source of educational DVDs & videos, with a collection of over 700 titles in these main subject areas:

  Environment
  Globalization
  Sustainability
  Climate Change
  Social Justice
  Developing World
  Indigenous Peoples
  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Political Science
  Performing Arts
  Women’s Studies
  Children’s Films
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

QUICK LINKS
  Newsletter
  FAQ
  Facebook
  YouTube
  Twitter
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .

ORDER ONLINE
Our site enables you to order securely online with a credit card or purchase order, or you can use our printable order form for faxing or mailing.
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  Email

List

Receive occasional notice of our new releases and special offers. Your address won’t be traded or sold.



Life III Series
Danger: Children at Work

Guatemalan agencies try to discourage child labor and fireworks production by poor families.


A printer-friendly version of this page 27 minutes
Directed by Emily Marlow
Produced by Television Trust for the Environment
Series Editor: Jenny Richards
Post Production Producer:
Ron Orders



Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in Central America; most Guatemalans exist on subsistence farming. But in the San Juan Sacatepequez region, where the land is poor, many have turned to producing fireworks at home. The practice has become the major source of income for 80% of the local people. It is a labor intensive process, and children often start working at the task by the age of six. There are no guarantees on how much families are paid for their labor, and no safety controls. Accidents are frequent. Many are fatal.

This LIFE installment looks at campaigns to persuade local people to consider safer ways of earning a living - ways that can also allow their children to go to school and gain the education necessary for sustainable development.

With the support of the International Program on the Elimination of Child Labor of the International Labor Organization; the European Commission Directorate General for Development to promote better understanding of development issues; the Directorate General for the Environment.

The other titles in this series are:

1. The Road from Rio - Questions the relevance and success of the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg.

3. The Trade Trap - Ghanaian farmers struggle to get a foothold in the international market.

4. Kosovo: Rebuilding the Dream - Assesses the success of UN efforts in rebuilding Kosovo.

5. The Perfect Famine - Examines the causes of, and solutions to, severe famine conditions in Malawi.

6. It Takes a Village - A cyclone in Bangladesh results in the construction of an experimental community health center.

7. Seeing is Believing - Zambia begins a nationwide program to deliver Vitamin A to its population.

8. Cheated of Childhood - The International Labor Organization tries to rescue and rehabilitate the street children of St. Petersburg.

9. Patents and Patients - India battles HIV/AIDS using generic drugs.

10. The Doctor's Story - The US debate over abortion has severe consequences for health care in rural Nepal.

11. Sowing Seeds of Hunger - The AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa has crippled the agricultural community while forcing children to undertake the responsibilities of farming.

12. Up in Smoke - Dependence on tobacco crops and manipulation by the tobacco industry has stunted the economy of Malawi.



Grade Level: 7-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 2003     Copyright Date: 2002
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-118-5     VHS ISBN: 1-59458-001-4




Reviews
"Watching children working at this tedious, life-threatening work is an eye-opener. This documentary does not gloss over the many challenges of this complex problem and the devastating effects it can have on children and their families."
Faces Magazine

"A troubling examination of Guatemalan squalor, the video would be useful to school and college


PURCHASE >>
DVD $195
VHS $195
RENT
DVD $45
VHS $45
PREVIEW >>
DVD
VHS
Reduced rates for activist and grassroots groups. Please inquire.


Danger: Children at Work




Links
www.tve.org (The producer's web site)
www.tve.org/lifeonline/index.cfm?aid=1029 (Producer's resources)


Subjects
Anthropology
At-risk Youth
Child Labor
Developing World
Economics
Geography
Globalization
Health
Human Rights
Humanities
Labor and Work Issues
Latin American Studies
Poverty
Social Justice
Sociology
Sustainable Development
United Nations


Related Titles

Invisible Garments: Expensive Soles
Nike and other multinationals are moving production to countries like Indonesia.

It Takes a Child
15 year-old child labor activist, Craig Kielburger, works for reform around the world.

The Story of Puttinan
A determined Thai girl has experienced the hardship of child labor.

Stop the Traffick
Investigates horror of child sex industry in Cambodia.

The Story of Rosie
Teen pregnancy in Jamaica.

Going Home
10-year old soldier escapes rebel forces in Sierra Leone.

Educating Lucia
The odds are against girls getting an education in Zimbabwe and throughout much of Africa.

... more Reviews

economics and social studies classes and to public libraries for screening in home-school settings, civic programs, and religious and altruistic outreach to some of the world's poorest families."
Counterpoise


info@bullfrogfilms.com


Home | About Us | Subjects | Specials | Titles A - Z | New Releases | FAQ | Order Information | Contact
<img src="../graphics/kitchenbf.gif" width="175" height="113" border="0" alt="">
Website design by HYPERSPHERE.
Pages generated using Film Distribution Software™

Bullfrog & Bullfrog Films are registered trademarks of Bullfrog Films, Inc.
All photographs are protected by copyright. For permission to use,
and high resolution press stills, please contact Bullfrog Films.

©2009 Bullfrog Films, Inc. All rights reserved.