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Water: The Hazardous Necessity ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB524289
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Barrie Howells
Directors:  Tina Viljoen
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Black History, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, Health and Medicine
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1977
Running Time:  26m 27s


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Every day 25 000 people in developing countries die from using unsafe water, and until recently the problem has been largely ignored. For poor countries, providing clean water is seldom of high national priority, partly because the effects of unsafe water are not immediately visible, but also because there is no quick economic return. This film documents several of the water-borne tropical diseases plaguing Africa, and examines the economic and social conditions that allow them to flourish.

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