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North-South Monologue [videorecording] National Film Board of Canada

Distributor:
Indiana U Instructional Support Ser 1990
Brief Annotation:
In an attempt to understand the relationship and ensuing dialogue between developed and developing nations, a Canadian journalist and a filmmaker travel to Haiti, a popular investment site of multinational companies. Interviews with both local and foreign management indicate that a profit motive underpins much foreign "aid," and that the exploitation of developing nations by mining, tourism, and manufacturing companies from the industrial world serves to maintain a monologue in which only the powerful donor countries have a voice. Throughout this film essay, images of luxury alternating with views of extreme poverty support the filmmakers' questioning of principles that govern foreign aid and investment--principles that apply in many parts of the developing world.
Publication Date:
1990