Counting on the Future

Preview Language:   English
06-Nov-1986 00:27:03
This film examines the population policies of five developing countries: Haiti, the Central African Republic, Ghana, Nigeria and Tanzania. Haiti, a crowded island with few resources, is contrasted with nations in Africa, which have relatively small numbers of people but are rich in agricultural potential. Population planning for these countries begins with a census and education; family planning is accepted only after infant mortality has been sharply reduced. Cultural traditions are honored through music and song -- a voodoo ritual in Haiti, "naming" and funeral ceremonies in the Central African Republic, and the Homowo Festival in Ghana. Africa seeks to promote life rather than control life in its plans for the future.

Available Language: English
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Description
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Creator
Anne Boggan, Writer and Producer; US Broadcasters Committee for UN, Producer; UNTV, Producer.
Contributors
Ruby Dee, Narrator; Paul Klee, Editor; Yvonne Hanneman, Editor; Edwin Kaplan, Editor; Elspeth Macdougall, Editor and Field Director; Robert Morgan, Field Director; Gilbert Lauzan, Field Director; Ramakantha Sarma, Field Director; Eugene Marner, Photography; Vladimir Bibic, Photography; Patrick Greenwood, Photography; Florence Mangones, Production Assistant; Roy Werner, Sound Mix; Gilbert Lauzun and Edward Magruder Jones, Executive Producers.
Physical Format
1 in
Colour
Color
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Parent ID
837387
Asset ID
2641500