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Not Far from Bolgatanga ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB521470
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Michael Rubbo, Barrie Howells
Directors:  Michael Rubbo, Barrie Howells
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Black History, Documentary, Global Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1982
Running Time:  28:25


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In the late seventies, the government of Ghana, with the help of CIDA (the Canadian International Development Agency), drilled wells and installed hand-operated pumps in many of its villages in an effort to provide a clean and convenient water supply. This film shows how international aid works, or fails to work, in a transfer of technology from a developed country to a Third World country. The film is full of anecdotes about pumps and people, which makes it delightful viewing for anyone who is simply interested in learning more about Africa.


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