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Can Tropical Rainforests be Saved?

The first global look at this global issue, a PBS prime-time special

Overview

Genre
Contemporary Issues, Foreign Worlds, Environment, Investigation, and Social Issues
Synopsis

Save the rainforests! The plea has been seen and heard everywhere. While tropical rainforests are a part of many regions of the world, virtually all attention has focused on the Amazon. Until now, no documentary has presented a global examination of this critical global question. This documentary circles the planet in search of answers.
Filmed in a dozen rainforested countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America - as well as in Japan, the world's largest importer of tropical rainforest wood. Prime focus is on the human and economic dimensions. Included are tribal people, new settlers, squatters, farmers, loggers, government, industry and environmental leaders.
"Can Tropical..." depicts why the forests are vanishing, who is responsible, the human and environmental results, the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of protection measures, and what else can be done to save them.

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
116 minutes

Credits

  • Robert Richter ... Producer, Director, Writer, Reporter
  • Burleigh Wartes ... Cinematographer
  • Robert Achs ... Addl. Cinematography

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Richter Productions, Inc.
Country
United States
Years of Production
1988-90
Locations
Madagascar, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Malaysia, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Costa Rica

Distribution Details

Release year
1991
Awards
PBS Prime Time Broadcast
Distribution
Distributor: Richter Productions
Language
English, Spanish, Portugese, Japanese, French
Subtitles
English

Photos

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