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Green: At What Price?
Reforestation, environmental development, growth in the developing world: when does a green economy come at too high a price?
The Ugandan Government wants to encourage development and boost it’s forest reserves. They’ve leased over 8000 hectares of land to Norwegian based company, Green Resources, Africa’s largest forestation company. This sounds like a good news story in Africa, except that Bukaleba Forest Reserve, on the shores of Lake Victoria, has been home to thousands of rural people for decades.
These villagers are indicative of 90 percent of rural Africans who have no land title. This film explores one simple truth: land acquisitions for growth and development can compromise the livelihoods of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
We hear from the villagers, the Land Ministry, and the company at the core. "Green: At What Price?" not only highlights the plight of Ugandan villagers, but reveals a frequent scenario playing out across Africa and around the globe.
The women featured in this episode are giving a new meaning to the term “women’s work.”
As rebels hand over weapons, an entire generation of Colombians are emerging from the conflict to rebuild their nation.
A glimpse into the lives of immigrants living in refugee camps reveals their hunger for human rights and an opportunity to start over.
Immigrants around the world face unbelievable challenges on their journey searching for a new place to call home.
Discover how community leaders are adjusting, engaging with the international community and seeking innovative methods to find sustainable ways of living.
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The 52-year Colombian civil war is not ending without leaving deep scars. As rebels hand over weapons, an entire generation of Colombians are emerging from the conflict to rebuild their nation. While some are struggling more than others, many citizens are rolling up their sleeves to clear out the ghosts of war.
More than a political buzzword, refugees are real people with real fears driving their decisions, and they take great risks to protect their families. A glimpse into the lives of immigrants living in refugee camps reveals their hunger for human rights and an opportunity to start over.
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Immigrants around the world face unbelievable challenges on their journey searching for a new place to call home. While much of the reporting focuses on the backlash refugees face from their new host nations, many communities are opening their arms and minds.
Background image: Feryal Aldahash looks down on her third daughter Valgerour Halla at their home in Reykjavik, Iceland. January 8 2017. | Thomson Reuters Foundation/Filippo Brachetti
Climate change affects us all, and less-developed communities, that are more closely tied to the land, often suffer more directly from environmental transformation. The changes include dramatic fluctuation of water sources, diminishing crop yields, and failure of long-held farming techniques. Discover how community leaders are adjusting, engaging with the international community and seeking innovative methods and new technologies to find sustainable ways of living.
The Lula Washington Dance Theatre has gone along a bumpy journey with Southern Los Angeles. Through earthquakes and racial politics, this theater stands strong as a platform to spread an important message to society.KCET Original
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