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FRONTLINE Special Report; Decade of Destruction: The Killing of Chico Mendes


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Series
FRONTLINE Special Report
Program
Decade of Destruction: The Killing of Chico Mendes
Program Number

DOD104

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

Chico Mendes' murder in 1988 brought worldwide attention to the problem of Amazon deforestation. Mendes has become a symbol of the struggle between rubber trappers and land owners. He was finally murdered by gunmen allegedly from a neighboring cattle ranch. (Frontline #709: Murder in the Amazon about the death of activist Chico Mendes was drawn from the research for this series.)

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: The Killing of Chico Mendes,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DB3666890A324A609F16413E85649270.
MLA: “FRONTLINE Special Report; Decade of Destruction: The Killing of Chico Mendes.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DB3666890A324A609F16413E85649270>.
APA: FRONTLINE Special Report; Decade of Destruction: The Killing of Chico Mendes. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DB3666890A324A609F16413E85649270
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