The World is rich

United Kingdom, 1947

Film
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A documentary using footage from around the world, shot over a 30 year period. It shows that the world’s potential food resources are sufficient to supply the world population with an adequate diet. Anarchy in production and distribution, outdated and wasteful agricultural methods, black marketing and food speculation in food are causing famine in many countries, while in others “surplus” food is stored unused or burned. Illustrates how, given a sane economic system, food distribution and production could be geared to the actual needs of the entire world population.

Credits

production company

Films of Fact

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Duration

00:44:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1947

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323250

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Famines

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Food supply

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Food supply - Developing countries

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Famines

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Food supply

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Food supply - Developing countries

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Food supply - Political aspects

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Food supply

History → History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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