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A Series of 27 Programs Series
Life 4

Any six programs for $595. See note in description below.

Produced by Television Trust for the Environment
Series Consultant: Jenny Richards
Series Producers: Luke Gawin, Dick Bower
Executive Producer: Brenda Kelly
Produced with support from: The European Commission, The Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UN Population Fund, United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat), The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNICEF, The World Bank, United Nations Department of Public Information, BBC World



In September 2000 world leaders attending the United Nations Millennium Summit in New York took stock of the gross inequalities in human development worldwide, and declared "their collective responsibility to uphold the principles of human dignity, equality and equity at the global level." They set out a series of eight goals for halving extreme poverty in the world by 2015, to be known as the Millennium Development Goals.

TVE's new series of Life explores what the goals are, why they matter -- and what now are the prospects for achieving the by 2015, in the current geo-political climate and a post 9/11 world.

Note: Any six programs from LIFE IV are available for $595. Please type the six programs you have chosen in the "Special instructions/comments" field in the check-out section of the shopping cart.

The titles in the series are:

1. The Millennium Development Goals: Dream or Reality - Explores the ambition and scope of the UN's Millennium Development Goals, and the obstacles to their achievement.

2. The Real Leap Forward: Scaling Up Poverty Reduction in China - Reports on China's successful efforts to reduce poverty through development and targeted programs.

3. Listen to the Kids! - A Unicef intitiative involves children in decisions that affect their own futures, their families and communities.

4. Helping Ourselves! - In India, two community projects help people move out of poverty and gain control of their lives.

5. Reaching Out to the Grassroots - Education and community-driven development combat poverty in Bangladesh and Indonesia.

6. Staying Alive! - Poverty combined with lack of education and health services affect maternal mortality rates in Bangladesh.

7. When the Cows Come Home - Despite the success of the "Jamaica Hope" milk cow, Jamaica's dairy industry is facing a crisis, as EU trade undercuts island production.

8. The Coffee-Go-Round - Many coffee-producing countries like Ethiopia are facing economic disaster even as the demand for coffee increases world-wide.

9. Aiming High - Focuses on Uganda's successful economic recovery in the wake of Idi Amin's regime.

10. Whose Agenda Is It Anyway? - To fulfill the Millennium Development Goals, many poor countries are now implementing "Poverty Reduction Strategy Programs".

11. Geraldo's Brazil - Five years later, Life rejoins a Brazilian factory worker affected by the globalized economy.

12. Yemeni Futures - More than a decade after its unification, Yemen is still struggling to improve the standard of living.

13. Crisis Control: Stemming the Spread of HIV/AIDS - Ukraine's emerging HIV epidemic is contrasted with Africa's longstanding HIV/AIDS catastrophe.

14. Educating Yaprak Turkey's ambitious campaign to reduce poverty includes convincing reluctant parents to send their daughters to school.

15. Brazil's Land Revolution In the state of Bahia, a new initiative encourages the landless to band together to buy up land -- with low-interest government loans.

16. How Green Is My Valley? Documents efforts to revitalize the polluted, impoverished communities in the former coal and steel producing valleys of South Wales.

17. Warming Up in Mongolia Unless sustainable alternatives are introduced, Mongolia's dependence on fossil fuels and rapid urbanization threatens the environment.

18. This Hard Ground: Remembering the Displaced Civil war leads to the internal displacement of millions in Sri Lanka.

19. Blue Danube? Connecting more than 18 countries in Western Europe, the Danube River is at the heart of a dilemma over shared resources in the growing European Union.

20. Between War and Peace The United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia encourages combatants to turn in their weapons and wage peace.

21. Reel to Real: Balancing Acts Explores the international movement for women's rights.

22. Reel to Real: Holding Our Ground International efforts to assure reproductive health and rights conflict with cultural realities in the Philippines, Latvia, Japan, and India.

23. Return to Srebrenica Survivors of the massacre in Srebrenica struggle to heal their community and build a new future.

24. In The Wake of War A burgeoning grassroots peace movement in Burundi is aimed at ending civil war between the Tutsis and Hutus.

25. Returning Dreams In the aftermath of Liberia's civil war children are fighting to reclaim their futures and return home.

26. The Hospice Workers at the Mother of Mercy hospice in Zambia provide palliative care for those afflicted with AIDS.

27. Slum Futures The slums of Mumbai are an important microcosm of how slums are developing around the world.



Grade Level: 7-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 2005     Copyright Date: 2004


Reviews
"Perhaps the most striking feature of this documentary is its diverse representations of the eight goals and their corresponding crises throughout Asia and Africa... These representations cement the fact that this condition is a global emergency."
Michael J. Coffta, Business Librarian, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Educational Media Reviews Online




PURCHASE
DVD $595
VHS $595
RENT
DVD $180
VHS $180

Life 4




Links
www.tve.org (The producer's web site)
www.tve.org/lifeonline/archive.cfm (Producer's resources)


Subjects
African Studies
Agriculture
Anthropology
Asian Studies
At-risk Youth
Brazil
Business Practices
Central America/The Caribbean
China
Climate Change/Global Warming
Community
Conflict Resolution
Death And Dying
Developing World
Economics
Education
Environment
Europe
Food And Nutrition
Geography
Global Issues
Globalization
HIV/AIDS
Health
Human Rights
Humanities
India
International Studies
Latin American Studies
Middle East
Population
Poverty
Reproductive Rights
Russian/Slavic Studies
Science
Technology and Society
Social Justice
Sociology
United Nations
Urban and Regional Planning
War and Peace
Water
Women's Studies


Related Titles

Life
30-part series that looks at the effect of globalization on individuals and communities around the world.

City Life
22-part series examining the effect of globalization on people and cities worldwide.

Life 3
A 12-part series about Globalization and its effect on ordinary people and communities around the world.

Life 5
A new 13-part series about globalization and the UN Millennium Development Goals.


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