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Life Series
The Philadelphia Story

Globalized economy affects American jobs.


A printer-friendly version of this page 24 minutes
Directed by Steve Bradshaw
Produced by Television Trust for the Environment
Series Editor: Robert Lamb
Executive Producer: Jenny Richards
Series Producer: Luke Gawin



Cheri Honkala's been homeless, unemployed and -- like 44 million of her fellow citizens -- doesn't have health care. She's one of the workers left behind by the globalized economy. Yet Cheri is a citizen of the United States.

In this edition of Life, Cheri, executive director of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union, tells the story of what's happened in her hometown, Philadelphia, and warns that the economic boom in the US could yet prove a disturbing model for the rest of the world.

With contributions from Robert Reich, Lester Thurow, Juan Somavia, Naomi Klein, and Francis Fukuyama.

The producer of this program has collected extensive resources at www.tve.org/life/archive/life5main.html

The titles in the series are:

1. Life: The Story So Far - How the globalized world economy affects ordinary people.

2. Geraldo Off-Line - Globalized economy affects Brazilian factory worker.

3. From Docklands to Dhaka - English MD travels to Bangladesh to improve community health.

4. An Act of Faith: The Phelophepa Health Train - A group of health professionals tours the most deprived regions of South Africa providing care.

6. The Boxer - Young male looks to escape Mexican poverty by becoming a boxer in the United States.

7. The Seattle Syndrome - Were the WTO protesters right in their effort to protect workers and the environment from exploitation?

8. The Right to Choose - Women are denied human rights in Ethiopia and northern Nigeria.

9. At the End of a Gun: Women and War - The devastating effect that the civil war in Sri Lanka is having on women.

10. The Summit - The UN General Assembly meets to review progress on social justice worldwide.

11. All Different, All Equal - Examines progress in women's rights globally.

12. India Inhales - Activists combat tobacco companies that target India.

13. The Silver Age - Growing population of elderly worldwide seeks purpose and care.

14. The Cost of Living - AIDS drugs unaffordable in developing countries.

15. The Posse - Rap group in Sao Paulo, Brazil, expresses social problems.

16. Credit Where Credit is Due - Micro-credit organization in Bangladesh provides loans to village poor.

17. Regopstaan's Dream - Bushmen fight to live on ancestral land in South Africa.

18. Untouchable? - The caste system and bonded labor are still alive and well in India.

19. Because They're Worth It - Micro-credit, education, health information, and hope provided to impoverished Chinese.

20. For a Few Pennies More - Iodine deficiency causes health problems in Indonesia.

21. In the Name of Honour - Kurdish women fight for their rights in Northern Iraq.

22. God Among the Children - Community organization works with at-risk youth in Boston.

23. Without Rights - Palestinians are denied human rights.

24. Lost Generations - Poor health and poverty condemn people in India to sub-standard lives.

25. Educating Lucia - The odds are against girls getting an education in Zimbabwe and throughout much of Africa.

26. A-OK? - Examines prospects for Vitamin A distribution programs in Guatemala and Ghana necessary for children's health.

27. Bolivian Blues - Explores the success of new initiative to reduce widespread poverty.

28. The Outsiders - Explores the moral and economic dilemmas that adolescents face in the Ukraine today.

29. The Debt Police - Uganda seeks external debt relief and fights internal corruption.

30. The On-going Story - Final episode examines the international community's commitment to linking social and economic development with human rights.

NOTE: A second series called City Life is now available.



Grade Level: 7-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 2000     Copyright Date: 2000
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-469-9     VHS ISBN: 1-56029-864-2




Reviews
"This film takes a hard look at the grandiose promises and the myriad pitfalls of economic globalization."
Timothy McGettigan, Professor of Sociology, University of Southern Colorado


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The Philadelphia Story


"This film takes a hard look at the grandiose promises and the myriad pitfalls of economic globalization." Timothy McGettigan, Professor of Sociology, University of Southern Colorado


Links
www.tve.org/life/archive (Producer's web site)
www.tve.org/life/archive/life5main.html


Subjects
African-American Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Developing World
Economics
Geography
Global Issues
Globalization
History
Human Rights
Humanities
International Studies
Social Justice
Sociology
United Nations


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The environmental impact of the 2,000 factories (maquiladoras) on the US-Mexico border.

The Emperor's New Clothes

Democracy à la Maude
A Canadian woman leads the fight against unjust corporate globalization, and for social justice.

Invisible Garments: Expensive Soles
Nike and other multinationals are moving production to countries like Indonesia.

Super-Companies
Multinational companies seldom take the needs of people or the environment into account.

God Among the Children
Community organization works with at-risk youth in Boston.

Geraldo Off-Line
The globalized economy affects Brazilian factory worker.

Counting on Democracy
An examination of the fiasco in Florida in the context of the history of voting rights violations.


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