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Paraguay : Soya and Pesticides / Network Ireland Television.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorNetwork Ireland Television.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], ©2009.
Description1 streaming video file (25 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Variant title Soya and Pesticides
Series Fighting the Tide 3: Developing Nations and Globalization
Fighting the tide. ^A1041279
Contents Soya the Wonder Crop (1:42) -- Poisoned by Pesticide (3:16) -- President of Paraguay vs. Agro-Toxins (2:05) -- Agribusiness vs. Local Farmers (3:28) -- Deaths from "Agritoxins" (4:37) -- Corruption and Violence Against Farmers (2:37) -- Campesina Alliances (4:46) -- Campesina's Fight to the Death (1:21)
Abstract When an 11-year-old Paraguayan boy named Silvino Talavera died from pesticide poisoning in 2003, his name became a rallying cry in the fight against intensive soya production. This program recounts the tragedy and the legal, political, and economic impact of "agritoxins" in Latin America. Opening with a poetically filmed reenactment and moving on to feature key players in the story, the film includes an interview with Fernando Lugo-a Catholic priest whose election to Paraguay's presidency shifted policy away from large-scale agricultural interests toward more populist causes. Land redistribution and genetic modification emerge as central topics in this look at a controversy that is far from over.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 02, 2010.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 11 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
LanguageClosed-captioned.
LanguagePortions in Spanish with English subtitles.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Soya: Silvino's Story A part of the series Fighting the Tide 3: Developing Nations and Globalization Network Ireland Television, 2010 9781616169091
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formVideorecording.
Publisher number41924s Films Media Group
Publisher number41930 Films Media Group

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