Decolonization

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ENGLISH 01-Jan-1990 00:18:54
This educational video focusses on the process of decolonization and how the United Nations has contributed to development of the principle and practice of "self-determination” for people living in non-self-governing territories.
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Archival footage provides a glimpse of colonial life and the progress the peoples of non-self-governing territories have made towards self-determination. The programme records their varied experiences: from peaceful referenda to decide their political status, to armed struggle or negotiation leading to independence. Individuals who lived under colonial rule during the past three decades comment on colonialism and what their countries' transitions to independence meant to them.

In thirty years, since the adoption of the UN Declaration on decolonization in 1960, the world map has changed dramatically. With independence, people in many former colonies have regained their sense of national culture and pride.

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Kevin Kennedy, Producer; Tina Jorgensen, Executive Producer; A production of the United Nations Department of Public Information; Danny Schechter and Rory O'Connor, Producer/Editor; Caroline Corner, Producer; Global Vision, Inc., Producer
Contributors
Lelei Lelaulu, Presenter; Cathe Ishino, Designer; Frank Tomaino, Sound; Liza Angeles, Production Assistant UN; Chris Dern, Editor Globalvision; Yvette Tomlinson, Production Assistant Globalvision
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1 in
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4:3
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837122
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2053017