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Democracy in the rough : long-awaited Congolese elections

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], ©2006.
Series: The Wide Angle Collection: Human Stories, Global Issues
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wide Angle is on the ground in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as the country holds its first elections in 46 years. The stakes are high for the Congo - a nation rich in timber, diamonds, and other raw materials, yet reeling from decades of dictatorship and civil war. Can it implement democratic institutions and prosper? This program follows a former school principal running for parliament who sees her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), 2006
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
OCLC Number: 700410983
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Dec. 09, 2006.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 11 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (58 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Contents: Congolese Elections Hold Potential for Change (4:28) --
Congolese Living Standards (5:20) --
Congo's Turbulent Political History (3:37) --
Congolese Political Opponents (2:43) --
Corruption and the Congo's Vast Resources (5:45) --
A New Generation of Congolese Leaders (3:54) --
Significance of Church Leadership to Elections (3:28) --
Security Concerns Take Back Seat to Campaigns (5:02) --
July 30, 2006: Congolese Election Day (4:12) --
Congolese Election Results (4:41) --
Professor Bill Fletcher's Commentary on the Congo's Situation (7:25).
Series Title: The Wide Angle Collection: Human Stories, Global Issues
Other Titles: Long-awaited Congolese elections
Wide angle (Television program)
Responsibility: WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.).

Abstract:

Wide Angle is on the ground in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as the country holds its first elections in 46 years. The stakes are high for the Congo - a nation rich in timber, diamonds, and other raw materials, yet reeling from decades of dictatorship and civil war. Can it implement democratic institutions and prosper? This program follows a former school principal running for parliament who sees her Christian faith as the best means for improving living conditions. Further insight into the relationship between democracy and poverty comes from ordinary Congolese citizens, such as a would-be accountant who earns less than a dollar per day sifting through a muddy river bed for diamonds. Presenting a diversity of voices in a country rarely seen on U.S. television, this program immerses viewers in a nation struggling, via embryonic democracy, toward a better future. In addition, anchor Daljit Dhaliwal discusses the significance of the Congolese elections with the former president of the TransAfrica Forum, Bill Fletcher, Jr.

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