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The la$t market. 2008. 1 streaming video file (48 min.). A look at the pros and cons of marketing to the developing world, whose 5 billion inhabitants may be individually impoverished but still hold great collective wealth. Includes a detailed look at marketing efforts by the Dutch multinational corporation Philips in India, and an interview with C.K. Prahalad, professor of corporate strategy at the University of Michigan. Streaming video.
The laughing club of India. Filmmakers library online. 2002. 1 streaming video file (35 min.). Five years ago in Bombay, Dr. Madan Kataria decided to find out whether or not "laughter is the best medicine." He gathered together a group of patients and neighbors to meet daily to laugh. After a time, Dr. Kataria found that the participants experienced improved health and decreased levels of stress. Thus was born across India the phenomenon of laughing clubs. Since then, clubs have spread to Europe and to the United States.In this film, award-winning director Mira Nair has created a compassionate, sometimes ironic portrait of a number of "serious laughers" who meet daily in these clubs in pursuit of happiness. Streaming video.
The legacy of Malthus. Developing Stories. 2015. 1 streaming video file (52 min.). Discusses Malthus's theories of population and the causes of poverty. It contrasts the 19th century poor in Scotland with today's poor in India. Streaming video.
Life apps. 2013. 1 streaming video file (27 min.). Sachin Gaur, an award-winning software engineer, heads off to Andhra Pradesh to meet farmers and hear first-hand about the major obstacles they face in their lives--from changing weather patterns and unreliable rainfall, to rising costs of seeds and fertilizers. With a firm grasp of some of their real-life problems, he's ready to start working on a 'Life App' to help spread farmers' ideas. Streaming video.
Litigating disaster. 2004. 1 videodisc (52 min.). The worst and deadliest chemical disaster of all time occurred in 1984 in Bhopal, India. Vast amounts of toxic gas leaked from the Union Carbide pesticide factory, killing thousands of people and poisoning hundreds of thousands of others. This film documents this tragedy and presents the legal evidence assembled against Union Carbide including never before seen documents and exclusive interviews with former Union Carbide officers. DVD 10045.
Mad cow, sacred cow. Filmakers library online. 2008. 1 streaming video file (54 min.). Terrified that his favorite food, hamburgers, will kill him, filmmaker Anand Ramayya embarks on a journey that reveals shocking connections between the mad cow crisis, the farm crisis, and the global food crisis. He realizes the contradiction between the cow that provides his favorite meal and is the livelihood of his Canadian in-laws who are small farmers, and the cow that is a god of his Hindu ancestors. With a sense of humor and curiosity, Ramayya travels back to India to learn about the modern mad cow and the ancient sacred cow, hoping that the stories he hears will reveal a solution to his fear of food. Ironically, India today is also home to a burgeoning meat export industry that threatens to destroy an agricultural economy centered around the feeding of the sacred cow, and critical to the livelihood of 65% of India's population. Globalization emerges as a recurring theme, connecting the food we eat to the environmental, cultural, economic and health crises we are currently facing. Included are interviews with activists Dr. Vandana Shiva and Maneka Gandhi; author Dr. Murray Waldman (Dying for a Hamburger: Modern Meat Processing and Alzheimer's Disease); and Swami Agnivesh, a social activist best known for his work against bonded labor in India. This film will fascinate both academic and general audiences. Streaming video.
Made in India. 2010. 1 videodisc (97 min.). "..a feature length documentary film about the human experiences behind the phenomena of "outsourcing" surrogate mothers to India. The film shows the journey of an infertile American couple, an Indian surrogate and the reproductive outsourcing business that brings them together. Weaving together these personal stories within the context of a growing international industry, MADE IN INDIA explores a complicated clash of families in crisis, reproductive technology, and choice from a global perspective." DVD 8469.
Maharajah Burger. Filmakers library online. 2000. 1 streaming video file (51 min.). This film takes a wry look at the cultural confrontation of East and West, as reflected in attitudes towards the cow. In India, the cow is revered and cared for well beyond its prime. We see a hospice where cows spend their last days in comfort. When the BBC reports on the mass slaughter of cows due to mad cow disease, the Indians are appalled. One suggests that the British send their sick and old cows to India for caretaking. When McDonald's opened up in New Delhi, featuring the Maharajah Burger, there was outrage at this affront. To many Indians it is a symbol of Western cultural imperialism -- Western greed undermining traditional values in India. One elderly maharajah hopefully observes that the Indian culture has survived thousands of years and will not succumb to this latest onslaught. Streaming video.
Memoirs of a Hindu princess. Filmakers library online. 1999. 1 online resource (51 min.). This biographical portrait of Gayatri Devi, the outspoken daughter and granddaughter of the Maharajas, spans modern India's history from British rule, through the struggle for independence to today's modern state. It is enriched with archival footage and home movies showing scenes of colonial splendor from a vanished way of life. Born in 1920, Gayatri was married at twenty to the dashing Prince of Jaipur, with whom she lived a glamorous life on an international scale. After independence and the slow dismantling of princely powers, she continued to stay in the limelight, and was hostess to the Kennedys, the Queen of England and Nikita Kruschev. Always dedicated to the welfare of her people, the Princess sought to emancipate girls living in Purdah by starting India s first public school. She was elected as a state senator in 1962, and held that seat until 1978. During Indira Gandhi s rule, the Princess was jailed along with other political opponents and her palace was ransacked for its treasures. Today, known as Rajmatah Sahiba, the mother of the people, she continues to look after her schools and rebel against injustice and corruption. Streaming video.
Monks in the laboratory. Filmakers library online. 2007. 1 online resource (53 min.). Why are Western researchers turning to Eastern spiritual practitioners for illumination on the workings of the mind? Buddhists have studied the nature of the mind for 2500 years. Now scientists at Princeton, University of California, and University of Wisconsin are investigating what happens to the brain during the different stages of meditation. They want to learn how meditation affects attention and consciousness, how it controls the emotions, and how compassion develops. The Tibetan Buddhists involved in this project were pleased to participate in these studies. In the early 1990's the Mind and Life project was started at the University of California, Davis. With the support of the Dalai Lama, scientists were doing field research in India on yogis to discover ways of reducing stress. Psychologist Paul Eckman has made a study of facial movements, with regard to how they reflect emotion. He points out how unaware most people are of the emotional impulses that lead to action. Self-awareness is one of the cornerstones of Buddhism; scientists feel that developing this would help people in their everyday lives. At the University of Wisconsin scientists explore how to cultivate compassion. They have located the emotion in the networking between the pre-frontal and the parietal cortex. The hope is that the cooperation of the spiritual and scientific community can add to the understanding of human nature and the cultivation of positive life skills. Streaming video.
Mother Teresa's first love. Filmakers Library online. 1999. 1 online resource (27 min.). This documentary contains perhaps the last authorized footage of Mother Teresa and is a testament to the legacy she left behind. It was filmed in Calcutta at The Home for the Dying and Destitute, the first refuge she established. Other such hospices followed, but the one in Calcutta remained her "first love."Seen through the eyes of the foreign volunteers, this film gives an intimate look at the love and care provided to the destitute ill. Mother Teresa s philosophy encouraged hard physical work and a "hands on" caring, so the ill do not feel isolated. The film also captures the spiritual uplift the volunteers feel through their service. Included is rare footage of Mother Teresa in her private Catholic chapel. Streaming video. http://proxyau.wrlc.org/login?url=http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1649678
Mumbai traffic. Filmakers library online. 2011. 1 online resource (60 min.). Soon more than 550 cities worldwide will have a population of more than one million. In 2030 eighty percent of the world's population will live in cities. Megacities have traditionally been economic and political power centers but today the fastest growing cities are in developing nations. Streaming video.
Mumbai: Traffic. Cities on speed series. 2009. 1 videodisc (60 min.). Urban planning can be tough in the world's largest democracy! Mumbai is growing like it was on steroids and a collapsing infrastructure could put an end to economic growth. Public trains are filled to the bursting point; traffic is nearing a complete gridlock. An eight lane high-way is being built out in the sea to try to compensate for the threatening collapse. DVD 9194.
Muslims in love. Filmakers library online. 2010. 1 online resource (25 min.). Americans interested in marrying generally go out on dates and move from relationship to relationship until they find the right fit. But how do Americans of the Muslim faith find mates when their culture prohibits dating? This lively film shows us devout American Muslim young people pursuing love and marriage, searching for alternatives to arranged marriages common to traditional Muslim culture. Mohammad and Ferdaus moved from emails and phone calls to family involvement, and then on to the signing of the Nikah, an Islamic marriage contract. Zahra, a law student whose parents are from India, will consider dating only those men who can handle the ambitious career goals she describes online. She leaves her quest for Mr. Right to "fate." Jameelah, an African-American Muslim, called off her engagement when she came up against racism, discovering her future in-laws prejudiced attitudes toward African Americans. African Americans make up 40% of the Muslim population in America but many Muslim parents who are immigrants from abroad object to their children marrying African-American Muslims. When Michelle converted to Islam, she became involved with Muslim matrimonial websites and third party matchmakers. She now believes the best solution is to find a Muslim adoptive family who can guide her through the maze of Muslim courtship in America. Streaming video.
My mother India. Filmakers library online. 2003. 1 online resource (52 min.). This lively portrait of the mixed marriage between a scholarly Sikh husband and his red-headed, freckle-faced Australian-born wife, is told from the point of view of their slightly bemused daughter, the filmmaker. Growing up in India, her eccentric parents were a source of embarrassment. In this conservative society, her mother would line dry her underwear to the horror of neighbors. Her father proudly collected "kitsch" calendars in the name of anthropology. Her outspoken Indian grandmother hated all men, especially her ex-husband. Although Safina was teased by her classmates for having light-colored skin, she remembers a happy childhood. What begins as a gently humorous portrait unfolds into a complex commentary on the social, political and religious events of the anti-Sikh riots in 1984 which tore this family apart. This is a powerful story of love and hate, exile and belonging, loss of identity and return to faith. Produced in association with SBS Independent and financed by the Australian Film Finance Corporation. Streaming video.
Nalini by day, Nancy by night a film. 2005. 1 videodisc (27 min.). A documentary about the outsourcing of American jobs to India. From the perspective of an Indian immigrant living in the United States, using humor and satire to capture the lives of Indian telemarketers who undergo voice and accent training to speak to US customers with an American accent. A complex look at life as per Eastern Standard Time in India. DVD 2227.
Rajmohan Gandhi: encounters with truth. Filmakers library online. 1990. 1 online resource (40 min.). Rajmohan Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, exhibits many of the spiritual qualities of the "Father of India." Author, journalist, tireless campaigner for social progress, this charismatic man seeks to bridge the values of his grandfather with the challenges facing India today. Filmed against the sights and sounds of India in all its variety, this portrait of an inspiring leader captures the complexity of contemporary India. Streaming video.
Rama ke nama: In the name of God. 1993. 1 streaming video file (95 min.). The Babri Mosque in Ayodhya has been the center of certain religious and political conflict since 1949. Through on the spot interviews, and narration a historical perspective is presented by Anand Patwardhan. Streaming video.
Rat attack. 2009. 1 videodisc (56 min.). Filmed in the Indian state of Mizoram, Rat attack documents the 2008 "mautam", an invasion of rats that occurs every half-century in northeast Asia when an indigenous species of bamboo known as Melocanna baccifera is in bloom. DVD 7188.
Rights of passage. Filmakers library online. 1996. 1 online resource (27 min.). Puberty is one of the most vulnerable times in a girl s life. For young women around the world it is a time of transition, but in societies where women are not valued, puberty can be the beginning of a life of abuse and even early death. Through the stories of four young women coming of age in different parts of the world, Rights of Passage looks at what can be the personal cost of this transition. Filmed with sensitivity in Nicaragua, India, Jamaica and Burkina Faso, it allows the adolescent girls to speak for themselves. Aleyda in Nicaragua is addicted to glue sniffing and is slipping into a life of prostitution; Tarranum in India has been pulled out of school and is waiting to be married off; in Jamaica, Natalyn is fourteen years old and seven months pregnant and Adjara in Burkina Faso faces the prospect of female genital mutilation. Rights of Passage is an important contribution to American understanding of the vulnerability of young women in societies where their horizons are limited to physical labor and child bearing. Streaming video.
Robert Fortune the tea thief. Filmakers library online. 2003. 1 online resource (52 min.). This fascinating film chronicles the role that tea played in the expansion of the British Empire as it sought to dominate trade throughout the world. It follows the audacious espionage mission of a botanist, Robert Fortune, who in the mid 18th century was entrusted by the East India Trading company to wrest the secret of tea production from Imperial China, the sole supplier of this prized beverage. China had been growing tea for over 5,000 years and fiercely guarded its monopoly. To satisfy Europe s taste for the beverage, Britain had to buy tea with silver because it had no commodity the Chinese wanted to exchange for tea. But then opium came into the picture. By growing opium in India and exporting it to China the British turned a quarter of the Chinese population into addicts. When the Chinese Emperor banned the importation of opium, the infamous Opium Wars began. The British then turned their attention to tea, engaging Robert Fortune to steal the prized plants along with the secrets of how to grow it in the Himalayas. In Fortune's own words from his journal, the film details how this mission was accomplished. It also reveals the importance of such a commodity to the economy of three major Asian nations will interest not only students of Asian history, but tea lovers everywhere! Streaming video.
Runaway groom. Filmakers library online. 2007. 1 online resource (52 min.). Many men of Indian origin residing in the West travel to India to meet an Indian woman, marry her and bring her to the West. Increasingly a large percentage of these brides are abandoned over dowry disputes. "Runaway Grooms" looks into this disturbing trend that has shattered the lives of at least 10,000 women in India. The social structures, laws and customs in India make it possible for women and their families to be ruthlessly exploited. The film profiles Namita Jain and Sonia Kaur who were deserted by their husbands. In the typical scenario a family looks for a prospective husband for their single daughter. If the groom is a permanent resident or citizen of a Western country, his status is high. The bride's family pays an initial dowry, and a wedding is arranged to take place in India. After the wedding and honeymoon in India, the groom leaves his wife for the West with the bridal money, promising to file papers for her so she can fly to her new home quickly. When the groom is safely abroad, he or his family demands a new dowry that ranges between $5,000 and $50,000. The families who can pay do so. Those who cannot, find their daughters abandoned by their husbands who keep the initial dowry and disappear. Namita s family is one that is fighting back against this extortion. "Runaway Grooms" explores this culture of patriarchy, shame and honor. Streaming video.
Salaam shalom: the Jews of India. Filmakers library online. 2001. 1 online resource (50 min.). This colorful film about the Jews of India brings to life a remarkable history dating back two millennia. A microscopic minority living within a vast, varied and densely populated nation, they co-existed for all those years in an environment of tolerance and pluralism. But a watershed was reached in 1947 with the declaration of Indian independence and in 1948 with the creation of Israel. Many of the Jews of India decided to "leave their home to find their home: their religious loyalty stronger than their national loyalty to India." The filmmaker travels to the cities of the fascinating subcontinent of India where the remaining Jews have made their homes, to Goa, Bombay, Cochin, Calcutta. There she finds those Jews studying the Talmud, adhering to religious custom, wearing yarmulkah. In many ways, they seem even more observant than Western Jews. Streaming video.
Seeds of plenty, seeds of sorrow. Developing stories I, Environment and development. 1992. 1 videodisc (50 min.). Shows the effects of the once-vaunted Green Revolution in India. Instead of massive harvests of wheat, pesticide poisoning and fertilizer shortages have turned the revolution's workers into a new serf class and created a bureaucratic nightmare. DVD 11637.
Shakespeare, India and me. Filmakers library online. 2012. 1 online resource (53 min.). In Shakespeare, India and Me, Felicity Kendal, one of Britain's best loved actors, tells the story of India's long love affair with Shakespeare, from the first days of Empire to Bollywood and beyond. Felicity speaks of an issue close to her heart: as a child, she crisscrossed the Indian sub-continent with her parents' theatre company, watching Shakespeare performed for everyone from royalty to schoolchildren. Today, she travels back to the country to explore how the bard became an icon in a world far removed from the country of his birth. From bustling cities to remote villages, Felicity talks with dancers, farmers, prison officers, school teachers, and others to get their perspectives on the role of Shakespeare in Indian life. Full of surprises, the documentary explores why Shakespeare's work speaks so strongly to the people of India, how the relationship has changed over the years, and how it has survived so many unique obstacles. Streaming video.
Ships of shame. Filmakers library online. 2001. 1 online resource (39 min.). Focuses on India, where thousands of workers are risking their lives breaking up the ships the West has discarded. As European ships raise their safety standards to protect their passengers, older ships become obsolete. The shipping companies, anxious to make the last revenue from these aging vessels, sell them to India and other impoverished countries for scrap. Streaming video.
Shooting women. 2009. 2 videodiscs (54 min.). "This global documentary reveals camerawomen's struggles to survive the odds in Hollywood, Bollywood, Afghanistan, Canada, China, India, France, Japan, Mexico, the U.S. and other countries and explores their individual visions" -- Container. DVD 8467.
Silk ceiling. Life series 8: Life on the edge. 2014. 1 streaming video file (26 min.). Ritu Bhardawaj is an Indian TV reporter who has broken through the silk ceiling which narrows the prospects for so many women in the Asia Pacific region. The film follows Ritu as she prepares to report on the silk ceiling. Streaming video.
Singing between two worlds - learning traditional music in the heart of modern India. Filmakers library online. 2002. 1 online resource (26 min.). This is a warm portrait of one of the most revered musical families in India, in which the cherished tradition of dhrupad vocal music is passed on from father to son. The Dagar brothers are handsome, affable young men at home in contemporary India. Yet they sit cross legged on a carpeted floor submitting to the instructions of their father, hour after hour, day after day, in order to master the complex tonalities of this demanding music. Their musical tradition has been passed on orally from father to son, kept alive for thousands of years without the aid of writing. Singing Between Two Worlds presents for the first time on film an in-depth look at the extraordinary approach to musical training fundamental to the classical music of India. This method is known as the guru shishya parampara. Through it, the Dagar brothers devote their lives to learning dhrupad vocal music, and strive to take their place among the twentieth generation of their family to have mastered this tradition. Viewers will gain an appreciation not only of the demands but also of the beauty of Indian classical music. Streaming video.
Slum futures. Life 4. 2005. 1 videodisc (23 min.). This program visits the slums of Bombay, now known as Mumbai. Mumbai is India's financial capital, but the city has massive, sprawling slums, where eight out of the 12 million residents live. Examines the reality of living in the slums and the various projects attempting to rehabilitate Mumbai's slums. This program is part of a 27 part series that explores global efforts to achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals for halving poverty by 2015. DVD 1698.
So far from India. Filmakers library online. 1983. 1 online resource (49 min.). Viewers will be caught up in this poignant portrait of a family split between two worlds. Ashok Sheth is an Indian immigrant who has come to New York to seek a better life for his family. Once here, he postpones sending for them. Money is scarce and he is growing away from the traditional life he left behind. Meanwhile, his despairing wife has lost face, dependent as she is on her in-laws for sustenance. The tension mounts when Ashok journeys to India to confront the situation. Beautifully photographed, So Far from India makes a universal statement about uprooting, starting a new life, and the pain of those left behind. Streaming video.
So far from India. 2004. 1 videodisc (49 min.). This film describes the experiences of a recently arrived Indian immigrant in America, contrasting them with the traditional world of his new bride whom he left behind in India. It seeks to explore the conflicts that arise when Indian culture meets American society. DVD 2517.
Something like a war. 2008. 1 videodisc (52 min.). Explores the issues surrounding birth control and family planning in India using interviews with women, doctors, and public officials. DVD 2683.
The story of India. 2008. 2 videodiscs (360 min.). Historian Michael Wood chronicles the history of the Indian subcontinent, the richness and diversity of its peoples, and its continuing relevance in today's world. DVD 86.
Tales of pabuji a Rajasthani tradition. Filmakers library online. 1997. 1 online resource (33 min.). This colorful production documents an ancient storytelling tradition which is still ongoing in northwestern India. It tells the epic of Lord Pabuji whose exploits have been recounted for over six hundred years in the princely state of Rajasthan.n The storyteller or Bhopo stands in front of an immense, brilliantly painted cloth called a pard, containing all the characters and events of the legend. He plays on his homemade fiddle, dances, and chants episodes of the epic to his village audience. The performance invokes the power of Pabuji, patron saint of camel herders, to cure illness or benefit a new enterprise for members of the audience.Using impressionistic animation techniques combined with footage of actual performances, the video brings to the viewer episodes in Pabuji s charmed life and of the everyday life of the Rebaris of Rajasthan.Tales of Pabuji is a collaboration of filmmakers, folklorists and artists who have studied, worked and traveled in India extensively. It will enrich high school and college level courses in Asian Studies, Social Studies, Folklore, Anthropology, and Art History. It raises questions for discussion of the impact of modern communications technology on time-honored storytelling customs. A study guide accompanies the Video or DVD. Streaming video.
Tapoori children of Bombay. Filmakers library online. 1998. 1 online resource (27 min.). Tapoori is a visually stunning film, and a powerful human story of survival. It is an intimate and candid look at two street boys in Bombay. Subra is fourteen years old and has been living at the Victoria Railway Station for three years. He survives through toughness, guile and hard work, but since he is small he has to pay off the older boys for protection. The film follows Subra as he decides whether to stay on the streets where he is lonely and vulnerable, or return home to his village and family, where in the past he had been beaten by his father. Anwar is sixteen years old and has been living on the streets of Bombay's red light district since he lost both his parents when he was eight. The other street boys are Anwar's family now. They earn money by picking trash from the streets and selling what they find at the market. To escape their dreary life, they inhale glue, they patronize the local prostitutes, and visit the video parlours. While there are some social workers that reach out to them, there is little that can be done to improve their lives. Streaming video.
The toxin that will not die. Filmakers library online. 2001. 1 online resource (29 min.). Documentary explores the use of DDT to battle malaria in India, even though the pesticide has proven toxic and is no longer effective against the mosquitoes. This film exposes the power of the pesticide industry which is worth billions of dollars in India. Streaming video.
Untouchable? Life (Bullfrog Films). 2015. 1 streaming video file (25 min.). This film examines the lives of Dalits in a small village in southern India. Identified as outcasts or 'untouchables' whole families of Dalit people exist in India effectively as bonded or slave laborers. There are an estimated 100 million child laborers in India. Human rights organizations are now taking up the dalits' cause and calling for the end of a system of discrimination as heinous as the former apartheid system in South Africa. Streaming video.
Viva Bengali. Filmakers library online. 2003. 1 online resource (48 min.). This charming, colorful film contrasts ideas of marriage, courtship and divorce between generations and cultures. It follows a young couple, Hindu Smita Acharyya and Catholic Remi Boudreau who, in order to escape the complications of a large, family wedding, decided to elope. They flew to the 'wedding capital' they procured a marriage license, and later appeared in full wedding regalia before an Elvis look- alike who proclaimed them man and wife. The couple returned home in high spirits only to be confronted by Smita's mother who cajoled them into having a second, Bengali-style wedding. Smita's mother, a high energy, tempestuous woman tells her daughter the story of her own traditional marriage in India. As was often the custom, she knew her husband for four days before their arranged wedding. The couple never got along, and lived apart much of their marriage. They finally divorced years after resettling in Canada. Back in India, a divorce would have been humiliating for the bride's family. If the Las Vegas wedding was 'over the top', how indeed would one describe the Bengali affair, with its glittering costumes, ceremonial painting of the bride's hands and feet with turmeric, and dancers undulating to Indian rhythms. And of course, the food lavishly flowing. Remi the groom felt totally accepted by his new family, so different from his own. And Smita admitted that she enjoyed the spirituality of the ceremony. It made her feel legitimately married. And at last, she had made her mother happy! Streaming video.
A woman's place: short stories. A Woman's place. 2015. 1 videodisc (70 min.). Six 10 minute videos by women about the status and condition of women in 6 countries.  In Fiji women are involved in new sea farming projects. --  In South India a literacy campaign gives birth to an effective anti-liquor campaign. --  In South Africa, the Women's Health Project ensures that women will have a voice in shaping the new health care system. --  A new generation of Caribbean women are using drama and reggae to focus attention on domestic violence. --  Thousands of Filipino women are leaving children and country behind to work as domestics in Hong Kong. --  Guatemalan women widowed in the civil unrest have formed an organization, Conavigua, to conduct literacy classes and encourage political participation. DVD 7028.
World in the balance. 2004. 1 videodisc (120 min.). In Japan, Europe and Russia, birth rates are shrinking and the population is aging. In parts of India and Africa, more than half of the still growing population is under 25. The world population is now careening in two dramatically different directions. China revs up examines China's booming economy and the impact it’s having on the environment. DVD 2371.
Zerotentwenty. 2015. 1 streaming video file (48 min.). Revisits four children in India, Norway, and South Africa, who were born in 1992, the year of the first Rio Earth Summit, and measures the impact of globalization on their lives. Streaming video.