Mali Message from the River /

As climate change lays waste to the Niger River, the great Malian city of Timbuktu increasingly resembles a desert landscape. The same is true for much of land-locked Mali, which could, in a worst-case scenario, find itself without water altogether. Incorporating discussions of poverty, population g...

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Corporate Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group., Network Ireland Television.
Language: English
Multiple
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2009.
Series: Fighting the tide. 3
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Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 01, 2010.
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Summary: As climate change lays waste to the Niger River, the great Malian city of Timbuktu increasingly resembles a desert landscape. The same is true for much of land-locked Mali, which could, in a worst-case scenario, find itself without water altogether. Incorporating discussions of poverty, population growth, and other issues, this film examines the impact of desertification on two of the nation's indigenous peoples - the fishing-dependent Bozo, who have plied their trade along the Niger for centuries, and the Tuareg, an equally nomadic, pastoral culture threatened by the depletion of desert wells. A Malian environmentalist and a Timbuktu historian both share their expertise.
Item Description: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 01, 2010.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (25 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
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Mode of access: Internet.
Audience: 9 & up.
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