Poverty and plenty

Canada, 1957

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Episode number 7 of Series “The Commonwealth of Nations”.
The ancient greatness of he East must be preserved, say men like Nehru, “but the ancient evils must be eliminated.” This film concerns itself with the latter and shows how helping the Asiatic countries of the Commonwealth to attain higher living standards has become a challenge not only to the more privileged countries within the Commonwealth but to the nations outside. The Colombo Plan is the medium through which economic assistance is extended, and in this film we see some of the many practical forms it takes.

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Credits

producer

Ronald Dick

director

John Howe

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1957

Appears in

The Commonwealth of Nations

Group of items

The Commonwealth of Nations

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

008605

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Wealth

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Developing countries

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Commonwealth of Nations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cost and standard of living

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Developing countries

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Poverty

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Wealth

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Cost and standard of living

History → Commonwealth of Nations

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

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Sound

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Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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