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FRONTLINE Special Report; Decade of Destruction: In the Ashes of the Forest

08/25/1990


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Series
FRONTLINE Special Report
Program
Decade of Destruction: In the Ashes of the Forest
Program Number

DOD101

Series Description

Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

Two sons of a Brazilian settler in the Amazon are murdered and one is kidnapped by Indians, A government expedition searches for the boy for four years. Meanwhile, the colonists' expansion continues to encroach on the Indians' land and the Amazon rain forest in slashed and burned by peasants seeking free land and big harvests. The crisis is taken to the US Congress. Under pressure, the World Bank finally changes its policies towards Brazilian development, but the peasants continue to move deeper into the forest, cutting and burning.

Duration

00:66:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Topics
News
Public Affairs
Creators
Fanning, David (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE Special Report; Decade of Destruction: In the Ashes of the Forest,” 08/25/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AB7320814F674AFCA45A23C637D1C252.
MLA: “FRONTLINE Special Report; Decade of Destruction: In the Ashes of the Forest.” 08/25/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AB7320814F674AFCA45A23C637D1C252>.
APA: FRONTLINE Special Report; Decade of Destruction: In the Ashes of the Forest. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AB7320814F674AFCA45A23C637D1C252
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