The Resource Welcome to the world

Welcome to the world

Label
Welcome to the world
Title
Welcome to the world
Contributor
Director
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Welcome to the World, director Brian Hill takes a trip across Cambodia, Sierra Leone and the USA to assess the prospects of the newest generation. Each year, 130 million babies are born and not one of them decides where they will be born or how they will live. Their chances in life depend on the lottery of where, how and to whom they are born. Cambodian babies are most likely to be born to a family surviving on less than $1 a day who scavenge the streets to survive. In Sierra Leone, chances of a baby surviving its first year are half those of the worldwide average. And the average life expectancy is only 48 years. Even American babies are at greater risk now than at any time in the last 20 years. They are more likely to grow up obese or be one of the 1.6 million homeless children living in the US today. In his lyrical, sometimes exhilarating, sometimes deeply upsetting film, Hill travels to meet the women struggling to nurture, the clinics teaching feeding and nutrition through song, and the surgeons fighting to save mothers and babies." -- website
Member of
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director: Brian Hill; producer: Rachel Tierney
Intended audience
Rated: PG
PerformerNote
Narrator: Sophie Okonedo
Runtime
55
Series statement
Why poverty?
Technique
live action
Label
Welcome to the world
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • "Screening as part of the Why Poverty? series - an innovative global media event aiming to get people talking about poverty through the broadcast of ground-breaking new documentaries." -- website
  • Cover title
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • glg
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (55 min.)
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
colour, sound
Publisher number
BC-0000-040814
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b28676154
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
sks28676154
System details
DVD. Region unspecified
Video recording format
DVD

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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