The Resource Daughters of the canopy, by Trilby MacDonald, (electronic resource)

Daughters of the canopy, by Trilby MacDonald, (electronic resource)

Label
Daughters of the canopy
Title
Daughters of the canopy
Statement of responsibility
by Trilby MacDonald
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This vibrant film focuses on the struggles and successes of two local women's groups fighting to preserve their land, forests and way of life in Brazil's Amazon region. The women combine scientific study, political advocacy and grassroots activism to save their communities fields and forests from ranchers and loggers and to improve their standard of living. The farmers in Quinandeua invited Dr. Patricia Shanley, an American ethno-botanist from the Woods Hole Research Center, to educate the community about the use of non-timber forest products. As one villager says, "she showed us the value of the forest, that wood and fruit are both important." They have become aware that the forests must stay intact for fruits and herbs to be harvested for food and medicine. Through their participation in local politics and education, the women are gaining confidence and respect in what has been a traditionally male-dominated society for the past five hundred years. Throughout the region, women s associations are forming and becoming increasingly organized and politically engaged. In Nova Timboteua, ranchers seized the farmers land illegally, and brutally in some cases. Women resisted and organized against them. Their efforts are part of a growing tide of popular unrest that is driving a profound political and social struggle to restructure the way resources are divided in Brazil. In the Amazon, the conflict with big business is most extreme. The women s groups are inspiring other Amazonians to take action to improve their lives
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
representational
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Target audience
general
Label
Daughters of the canopy, by Trilby MacDonald, (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
ASP1641374/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (58 min.)
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30072190
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • ASP1641374
  • (OCoLC)747796903
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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