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Border Jumpers: A Better Life in Botswana?

Author: Bill D MoyersPeter HutchensRyan HillAndy HalperPamela HoganAll authors
Publisher: 2005.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Botswana's electric border fence was erected to keep out diseased livestock from neighboring Zimbabwe. It has also proved remarkably effective at stemming the influx of illegal immigrants fleeing economic collapse and political repression. This Wide Angle report examines this frontier flashpoint, profiling both a cattle farmer who strongly supports the fence and illegal immigrants determined to breach it. An  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video recordings
Documentary
Educational
History
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bill D Moyers; Peter Hutchens; Ryan Hill; Andy Halper; Pamela Hogan; Stephen Segaller; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Educational Broadcasting Corporation.; Still Life Projects.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
OCLC Number: 606929668
Notes: Fma36148.
Description: 1 streaming video file (58 min.) : digital, sd., col.
Details: System requirements: Windows Media, etc.; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other Titles: FMG.
Science Collection.
FMG Humanities & Social Sciences Collection.
Wide angle (Television program)

Abstract:

Botswana's electric border fence was erected to keep out diseased livestock from neighboring Zimbabwe. It has also proved remarkably effective at stemming the influx of illegal immigrants fleeing economic collapse and political repression. This Wide Angle report examines this frontier flashpoint, profiling both a cattle farmer who strongly supports the fence and illegal immigrants determined to breach it. An interview between Bill Moyers and George Ayittey, Distinguished Economist in Residence at American University, Washington, D.C., rounds out the program. (57 minutes).

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