Scars on the Surface

Preview Language:   English
01-Oct-1972 00:28:59
Man Builds, Man Destroys: A major UN series of 30 films dealing with our global environment and what man is doing to it.

Available Language: English
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Description
Surface or "strip mining" is modern technology at its peak of development. The hills of East Kentucky, rich in deposits of coal, have in a few brief years been laid bare in the race to secure the minerals to provide energy, power and wealth. This process has left behind poverty and degradation and a seemingly total disregard for the worth of the land itself. The industries which have perfected these methods of extraction have paid little attention to restoration. But perhaps Appalachia can serve as a lesson to the developing nations around the world. As they accelerate the work of exploiting their own land, they may be reminded by the landscape of Kentucky that some mining methods leave scars that centuries cannot erase.
Category
Geographic Subjects
Creator
Joe O'Brien, Producer; UNTV, Producer; NY State Department of Education, Co-Producer.
Contributors
Larry Paola, Editor; Tima Tarnay, Camera; Al Glovich, Sound; Ed King, Narrator; Roy Werner, Sound Mix; Sarah Holbrook, Production Assistanct; Bernarr Cooper and William Hetzer, NY State Department of Education; Dr. Donald L. Collins, Dr. James F. Davis and Dr. Edward M. Reilly, Jr., Scientific Advisors; Peter Hollander, Executive Producer.
Physical Format
BETACAM SP
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Color
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Parent ID
837609
Asset ID
2643242