The Promise of the city

United States, 1975

Film
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A study of the slums and shanty towns of Bogota, Columbia, showing the transformation of squatter settlements into permanent, steadily improving neighbourhoods. Many of the problems encountered here arise from the rapid increase in population and intensive settlements of migrants in the city. Lacking in adequate training for most of the jobs offered, migrants have settled on government land in Bogota and attempt to eke out an existence in poor conditions.

Credits

production company

UNICEF

Language

English

Duration

00:28:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31505

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Alien labor

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Fontibon (Bogota, Columbia)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → South America - Social life and customs

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Population density

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Public housing

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Alien labor

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cities and towns - Growth - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Housing - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Immigrants

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Labor and laboring classes

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Population density

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Public housing

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Slums

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → South America - Social conditions

People → Immigrants

Places → Fontibon (Bogota, Columbia)

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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