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Life Series
From Docklands to Dhaka

English MD travels to Bangladesh to improve community health.


A printer-friendly version of this page 24 minutes
Directed by Steve Bradshaw
Produced by Television Trust for the Environment
Series Editor: Robert Lamb
Executive Producer: Jenny Richards
Series Producer: Luke Gawin



Sam Everington is an MD in Bromley-by-Bow, one of the poorest districts of London. 40% of his patients are from Bangladesh. Sam passionately believes community health involves not just treating illness, but working with local people on jobs, housing, and education.

But with far worse poverty back in Bangladesh, Sam has always wondered whether lessons learned in London will work across the globe. In this video Sam travels to Bangladesh for the first time to try and find out.

With interviews from Gro Harlem Brundtland, Executive Director of the World Health Organization, Fred Sai, former Director of the International Planned Parenthood Federation and Nobel prize winner Amartya Sen.

The producer of this program has collected extensive resources at www.tve.org/life/archive/life3main.html

The other titles in the series are:

1. Life: The Story So Far - How the globalized world economy affects ordinary people.

2. Geraldo Off-Line - Globalized economy affects Brazilian factory worker.

4. An Act of Faith: The Phelophepa Health Train - A group of health professionals tours the most deprived regions of South Africa providing care.

5. The Philadelphia Story - Globalized economy affects American jobs.

6. The Boxer - Young male looks to escape Mexican poverty by becoming a boxer in the United States.

7. The Seattle Syndrome - Were the WTO protesters right in their effort to protect workers and the environment from exploitation?

8. The Right to Choose - Women are denied human rights in Ethiopia and northern Nigeria.

9. At the End of a Gun: Women and War - The devastating effect that the civil war in Sri Lanka is having on women.

10. The Summit - The UN General Assembly meets to review progress on social justice worldwide.

11. All Different, All Equal - Examines progress in women's rights globally.

12. India Inhales - Activists combat tobacco companies that target India.

13. The Silver Age - Growing population of elderly worldwide seeks purpose and care.

14. The Cost of Living - AIDS drugs unaffordable in developing countries.

15. The Posse - Rap group in Sao Paulo, Brazil, expresses social problems.

16. Credit Where Credit is Due - Micro-credit organization in Bangladesh provides loans to village poor.

17. Regopstaan's Dream - Bushmen fight to live on ancestral land in South Africa.

18. Untouchable? - The caste system and bonded labor are still alive and well in India.

19. Because They're Worth It - Micro-credit, education, health information, and hope provided to impoverished Chinese.

20. For a Few Pennies More - Iodine deficiency causes health problems in Indonesia.

21. In the Name of Honour - Kurdish women fight for their rights in Northern Iraq.

22. God Among the Children - Community organization works with at-risk youth in Boston.

23. Without Rights - Palestinians are denied human rights.

24. Lost Generations - Poor health and poverty condemn people in India to sub-standard lives.

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

26. A-OK? - Examines prospects for Vitamin A distribution programs in Guatemala and Ghana necessary for children's health.

27. Bolivian Blues - Explores the success of new initiative to reduce widespread poverty.

28. The Outsiders - Explores the moral and economic dilemmas that adolescents face in the Ukraine today.

29. The Debt Police - Uganda seeks external debt relief and fights internal corruption.

30. The On-going Story - Final episode examines the international community's commitment to linking social and economic development with human rights.

NOTE: A second series called City Life is now available.



Grade Level: 7-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 2000     Copyright Date: 2000
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-467-2     VHS ISBN: 1-56029-856-1




Reviews
"What is the prescription for good health in the global village? Sam Everington, a British physician and health minister, illustrates that poverty is a primary source of the world's ills."
Timothy McGettigan, Professor of Sociology, University of Southern Colorado


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From Docklands to Dhaka


"What is the prescription for good health in the global village? Sam Everington, a British physician and health minister, illustrates that poverty is a primary source of the world's ills." Timothy McGettigan, Professor of Sociology, University of Southern Colorado


Links
www.tve.org/life/archive (Producer's web site)
www.tve.org/life/archive/life3main.html


Subjects
Anthropology
Asian Studies
Community
Developing World
Economics
Europe
European Studies
Geography
Global Issues
Globalization
Health
Human Rights
Humanities
Hunger
International Studies
Social Justice
Sociology
United Nations
Urban Studies


Related Titles

The Health Protestors
Health care advocates demand universal health care for the world's population at international convention in Dhaka.

Community
Micro-credit is transforming the lives of women in Bangladesh.

Credit Where Credit is Due
Micro-credit organization in Bangladesh provides loans to village poor.

In the Name of Safety
False imprisonment violates due process in Bangladesh.

An Act of Faith
A group of health professionals tours the most deprived regions of South Africa providing care.

God Among the Children
Community organization works with at-risk youth in Boston.

Because They're Worth It
Micro-credit, education, health information, and hope provided to impoverished Chinese.

Ways We Live
New models of community living and building in the US and Canada are featured.


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