The Resource Africa : living with corruption, directed by Elizabeth Jones, (electronic resource)

Africa : living with corruption, directed by Elizabeth Jones, (electronic resource)

Label
Africa : living with corruption
Title
Africa
Title remainder
living with corruption
Statement of responsibility
directed by Elizabeth Jones
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this eye-opening film, the award-winning African journalist Sorious Samura reveals how corruption has become normal and accepted in Africa -- it is one of the root causes of Africa's many problems. Sadly, most aid money given by the West never reaches those it is meant to help; it gets siphoned off by corrupt governments. This film provides a sober portrait of how modern Africa really works. Samura moves into one of the largest slums in Africa, Kibera in Kenya, to reveal the relentlessness of everyday corruption, where the poor have to bribe just to survive. Bribery is the modus operandi for obtaining basics such as hospital appointments, building their shacks, getting work and staying out of jail. Samura returns home to Sierra Leone to live with a friend and her 10 children. Here widespread corruption led to a brutal and bloody civil war that ended in 2002. The country had the chance to start again but Samura describes how a seven-year aid project, led by the British, has failed because of corruption and a lack of understanding from Western donors. In the slums there is no water or electricity and Sierra Leoneans still have the worst life expectancy on the planet. Even a 9-year old must bribe his teachers just to be taught. Samura claims that, in many parts of Africa, school is a place where children learn how to bribe and to use power and status to get what they want
Awards note
African Studies Association, 2009
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
representational
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Target audience
general
Label
Africa : living with corruption, directed by Elizabeth Jones, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
c
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP1650400/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (49 min.)
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30071677
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • ASP1650400
  • (OCoLC)747798210
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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