Films & Other Videos
Films with: Carson, Betsy
- Place called Chiapas
- Documentary on the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, Mexico filmed over an eight month period.
- DVD 3368
- Waking the green tiger [the rise of a green movement in China] /
- "Seen through the eyes of activists, farmers, and journalists Waking the Green Tiger follows an extraordinary campaign to stop a huge dam project on the upper Yangtze river in southwestern China. Featuring astonishing archival footage never seen outside China, and interviews with a government insider and witnesses, the documentary also examines Chairman Mao's campaigns to conquer nature in the name of progress. An environmental movement takes root when a new environmental law is passed and for the first time in China's history, ordinary citizens have the democratic right to speak out and take part in government decisions. Activists test their freedom to challenge a dam. The movement they trigger could transform China."--Face to Face Media web site. Farmers from Xiaoshaba village along the Nu River Valley travel to villages along the Mekong River, which has already been flooded from the Manwan Dam. When they witness the poverty resulting from relocation, the farmers of the Nu River Valley realize they must protest the building of the dams on the Nu River. In the village of Shangri-la, villagers mobilize to protest the building of the dam at Tiger Leaping Gorge, the largest proposed dam of the project.
- DVD 10222