Trouble in paradise

This overview of contemporary life in the tiny South Pacific country of Tuvalu documents the earth's first sovereign nation faced with total destruction due to the effects of global warming. With a population of about 11, 000 living on a total landmass of only 20 square miles spread over nine l...

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Main Author: Horner, Christopher C.
Corporate Authors: Documentary Educational Resources (Firm), Educational Television Company, Planète (Firm)
Other Authors: Le Gallic, Gilliane, Wilson, Lambert
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Watertown, Mass. Documentary Educational Resources 2004, c2004
Series:Ethnographic video online, volume 1
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Collection: Ethnographic Video Online Vol. 1 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This overview of contemporary life in the tiny South Pacific country of Tuvalu documents the earth's first sovereign nation faced with total destruction due to the effects of global warming. With a population of about 11, 000 living on a total landmass of only 20 square miles spread over nine low-lying atolls 600 miles to the north of Fiji, Tuvalu has been inhabited for over four millenia. The government of Tuvalu and other concerned organizations are directing their pleas for solutions to the wealthy countries whose high pollution emissions could be the central human contribution to this phenomenon. Observation, narration, and interviews with Tuvalu citizens from various walks of life flesh out a full portrait of a unique community confronting a dubious future
Physical Description:1 streaming video (73 min.)