A Better manana

Australia, 1985

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Episode of Series “Sweat of the sun, tears of the moon”.
Jack Pizzey visits Colombia in 1984. It is a country conquered by the Spanish four centuries before, recovering from a bitter ten year Civil war, “La Violenza” and torn by the tensions between an extremely rich upper class minority, and the majority, a poverty stricken underclass who see government as a tool of the rich. Pizzey visits with Colombia’s “peasant” President, Belisario Betancur, who is faced with the daunting prospect of reform in a country with feudal rural systems, corrupt cocaine barons, economic dependence on a single product (coffee) open to fluctuations in world prices and an alienated population who doubt whether there will be a better tomorrow for them.

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producer/director

Clive Fleury

production company

ABC

Duration

00:57:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1985

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Sweat of the sun, tears of the moon

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Sweat of the sun, tears of the moon

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