Published on Aug 21, 2013
Free Spirit Media youth tackle the issues of gentrification and urban planning in their documentary produced in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
Published on Aug 16, 2013
Houston, Texas, and its surrounding suburbs are growing fast and sprawling out into natural forest areas that are the habitat for many species of indigenous wildlife. Local leaders as well as environmentalists are seeking some sort of balance between growth and preservation of nature. But, as VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Houston, time is running out.
Published on Aug 6, 2013
A fifth of Rio de Janeiro’s population, or around 1.6 million people, lives in favelas. Ten thousand live on the Morro da Providencia, a hill near the city’s central station.
The first favela sprung up here more than a century ago. Now hundreds of houses are threatened with demolition. With Brazil hosting next year’s soccer World Cup and the Olympics in 2016, Rio authorities have vowed to pacify the unruly favelas. One of them is Morro da Providencia, which also happens to sit on some of the most valuable real estate in the city.
Posted in Brazil, BUSINESS, community, conflict theory, CRIMINOLOGY, DEMOGRAPHY, development, ECONOMICS, exploitation, ghetto, globalization, housing, inequality, poverty, SOCIAL CHANGE, SOCIOLOGY, South America, STRATIFICATION, structural functionalism, tourism, urban | Leave a Comment »
Published on Feb 20, 2013
Caught between the promise of prosperity that natural gas extraction in the Karoo Basin might bring and concerns about environmental and health impacts, citizen resistance to fracking is growing in the Republic of South Africa. Earth Focus correspondent Jeff Barbee reports.
Posted in AFRICA, BUSINESS, COMMUNICATION, conflict, conflict theory, development, ECONOMICS, energy, environment, globalization, NATURAL RESOURCES, rural, SOCIAL CHANGE, social mobility, SOCIOLOGY, South Africa, STRATIFICATION, THEORY, water | Leave a Comment »
Technology helps subsistence farmers solve issues with livestock diseases and keep track of market prices.
Published on Feb 16, 2013
Africa has the world’s fastest growing mobile phone market in the world.
Posted in AFRICA, agriculture, BUSINESS, capitalism, COMMUNICATION, development, Eastern Africa, ECONOMICS, food security, globalization, Internet, marketing, microeconomics, NATURAL RESOURCES, networks, poverty, rural, SOCIAL CHANGE, SOCIOLOGY, STRATIFICATION, TECHNOLOGY, telecommunications, Uganda | Leave a Comment »
Published on Nov 28, 2012 by AsianDevelopmentBank
Preventing HIV and AIDS in Asia and the Pacific remains a priority for the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Accurate and accessible information is critical for an effective and successful response. Here ADB and UNAIDS highlight the importance of continuing our joint efforts in fighting the disease.
Published on Nov 1, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish
Researchers are warning that rising global temperatures could see a shift in the world’s traditional staples and who grows them. They predict that maize, wheat and rice will decrease in many developing countries – forcing farmers to replace them with crops more resistant to heat, drought and flooding.
‘Uncontacted’ tribe found in Brazil’s Amazon
Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on Jun 22, 2011
Researchers in Brazil say they have found one of the world’s last uncontacted tribes in a remote corner of the Amazon forest.
Aerial pictures revealed by the Brazilian government’s agency of indigenous affairs (Funai) show four large thatched huts fully surrounded by various crops in the Vale do Javari region.
Aloysio Guapindaia, a Funai director, also said they would work to keep the tribe isolated and safe. The tribe is thought to belong to the Pano linguistic group that straddles the border between Brazil, Peru and Bolivia.
Gabriel Elizondo reports from Sao Paulo.
Pictures released of uncontacted Peru tribe
Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on Feb 1, 2012
One of the most isolated tribes in the world has been photographed in the most detailed pictures ever taken of them. The images of the Mashco Piro tribe, released by Survival International, have sparked the world’s imagination.
The once “lost” tribe live in the jungles of southeastern Peru, near the Manu National Park and are hostile to outsiders. They have been blamed for a number of attacks.
Rebecca Spooner, a Peru campaigner with Survival International, speaks to Al Jazeera from London.
Peru struggles to protect indigenous tribe
Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on Feb 1, 2012
Peruvian authorities say they are struggling to keep outsiders away from a previously isolated Amazon people.
They have been appearing on a riverbank popular with tourists since May last year. Anthropologists are puzzled over why the tribe would leave the safety of their jungle homes.
Al Jazeera’s Bhanu Bhatnagar reports.
Uncontacted Amazon Tribe: First ever aerial footage
Uploaded by survivalintl on Feb 8, 2011
For the first time, extraordinary aerial footage of one of the world’s last uncontacted tribes has been released. Survival’s new film, narrated by Gillian Anderson, has launched our campaign to help protect the earth’s most vulnerable peoples.
Stranger in the Forest: First Contact in the Amazon
Uploaded by survivalintl on Jan 31, 2011
A plane flies over an uncontacted tribe. What would have happened if it had landed?
A short documentary about the effects of first contact on the tribes of Brazil. There are still hundreds of uncontacted tribes living around the world but their future is under threat.
Earth’s Most Threatened Tribe – Colin Firth launches campaign to save them
Published on Apr 25, 2012 by survivalintl
Many Awá are still uncontacted, and they are running for their lives. http://www.survivalinternational.org/awa
“One man has the power to stop the loggers: Brazil’s Minister of Justice.
But it’s just not his priority. Let’s push it up his list.’” – Colin Firth
‘Primitive’ (PSA 30 sec)
Uploaded by survivalintl on Oct 17, 2011
Is it so strange that some people don’t want to join the mainstream?
Progress Can Kill
Uploaded by survivalintl on Feb 24, 2009
Forcing ‘development’ or ‘progress’ on tribal people does not make them happier or healthier. In fact, the effects are disastrous. The most important factor by far for tribal peoples’ well-being is whether their land rights are respected.
The Things They Said…
“All the inhabitants could be taken away or held as slaves, for with 50 men we could overpower them all and make them do whatever we wished.” -Christopher Columbus
Uploaded by survivalintl on Jun 1, 2010
http://www.survivalinternational.org The extinction or assimilation of tribal people has been predicted for over 500 years.
Music: Kin – Adam Freeland feat. Suri tribe
The Tribe That Hides From Man (1970)
Uploaded by curhsa on Jun 13, 2011
The Kreen-Akrore are a forest Indian tribe living in the Amazon basin of Brazil who successfully managed to evade the cameras and crew accompanying the Villas Boas brothers during their attempt to make first contact with these hostile and entirely unknown people. The search for the Kreen-Akrore lends itself to a documentary style which uses the conventions of narrative cinema, unfolding the events chronologically, while building up the tension and suspense of the search: for example subjective’ shots are utilised to give the impression of what it is like to be watched, by unseen eyes in a hostile jungle. Some of the scenes are clearly staged, thus helping to reconstruct the events and tensions of the search
National Geographic Live! : The Unconquered: Brazil’s People of the Arrow
Lecture with photos
Published on Jan 16, 2012 by NationalGeographic
Journey with author Scott Wallace deep into the Amazon rain forest in search of one of the last uncontacted tribes on Earth.
Is it a good idea to invade tribe territory? – First Contact
Uploaded by BBCExplore on Jul 20, 2009
Expedition leaders and conservationists debate the pros and cons of making first contact with remote tribes in Papua New Guinea.
Warm reception by a remote tribe – First Contact – BBC
Uploaded by BBCExplore on Oct 29, 2009
Adventurers meet members of a remote tribe whilst trekking in the West Papua New Guinea forest and are greeted with a warm reception.
First Contact: Ambushed by angry tribesmen
Uploaded by BBCExplore on May 15, 2009
A group of adventurers journey to West Papua in an attempt to make contact with some of the world’s most remote tribes, and their first journey into the tribe’s territory is met with an angry ambush.
Victims of a hoax? – First Contact
Uploaded by BBCExplore on Jul 3, 2009
Adventurers pay large sums of money to journey into the forests of West Papua and make first contact with some of the world’s most remote tribes. However, their encounters give the impression of orchestration and many members of the expedition begin to wonder if the adventure is merely an elaborate act.
Posted in anthropology, Brazil, COMMUNICATION, community, conflict theory, CULTURE, development, exploitation, globalization, historical firsts, Latin America, meaning, norms, Peru, race relations, RACE-ETHNICITY, rural, social construction, SOCIALIZATION, sociological imagination, SOCIOLOGY, South America, subculture, symbolic interactionism | Leave a Comment »
Published on Aug 26, 2012 by AsianDevelopmentBank
In Lao People’s Democratic, women and girls are faced with the hardship of collecting water for multiple purposes. They travel far distances and make numerous trips—often across uneven terrains. Ms. Buakham’s story is one of many whose life has changed as a result of an ADB-financed water supply system in Sing district. It has helped to ease women’s domestic burden and enhance their economic role through local markets and ecotourism opportunities. The system supplies piped water to more than 1,700 homes and businesses since it began operations in 2010.
Posted in development, food security, GENDER, gender roles, HEALTH, NATURAL RESOURCES, poverty, rural, sociological imagination, SOCIOLOGY, South-Eastern Asia, water, women's issues | Leave a Comment »
Special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on an innovative approach for getting water to slum dwellers in Bangladesh. The report is the latest in a series on global population issues in collaboration with National Geographic magazine and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
Posted in Bangladesh, conflict theory, DEMOGRAPHY, development, GEOGRAPHY, ghetto, globalization, HEALTH, health care, housing, illness, inequality, NATURAL RESOURCES, poverty, social class, social welfare, Southern Asia, STRATIFICATION, urban, water | Leave a Comment »
The advantage of western countries is declining. Soon Asia will dominate the world economy. Professor of International Health Hans Rosling at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm crushes the misconception that there are two kinds of countries rich and poor.