Edge of Survival, The
- 1982 ----- color ----- 57 min ----- 16mm
Examines a number of unique solutions to some fundamental problems of survival faced by nearly one billion people. Sequences include: the world's largest rice plantation in the Amazon region of northeast Brazil; Salsaydo in the central plateau of Ecuador where the government promised and then denied the villagers 624 acres of good farmland; India and two fishing communities, Kovlam Beach where international aid worked against the interests of the impoverished fishermen and Versova where the women of the village took matters into their own hands and reversed poverty into prosperity; and the Indian village of Nana, "adopted" by millionaire Raja Ram Gupta.
- Topics: (Agriculture, Economics, Third World)