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FRONTLINE Special Report; Decade of Destruction, Part 1: Ashes of Forest

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Series
FRONTLINE Special Report
Program
Decade of Destruction, Part 1: Ashes of Forest
Program Number

DOD101

Series Description

FRONTLINE is investigative journalism that questions, explains and changes our world. Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as PBS's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

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.

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Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE Special Report; Decade of Destruction, Part 1: Ashes of Forest,” GBH Archives, accessed September 20, 2021, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E12F1D11F6324346A04BBBB564412607.
MLA: “FRONTLINE Special Report; Decade of Destruction, Part 1: Ashes of Forest.” GBH Archives. Web. September 20, 2021. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E12F1D11F6324346A04BBBB564412607>.
APA: FRONTLINE Special Report; Decade of Destruction, Part 1: Ashes of Forest. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E12F1D11F6324346A04BBBB564412607
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