Episode number 14 of Series “This Modern Age”.
A discussion on problems which confront Jamaica in the modern world. The economy of the island is dependent on sugar, bananas and rum - if the crops fail, heavy unemployment is the result. Population, which has doubled in 25 years, is also a problem. The film suggests irrigation, research on diseases, education and sound political leadership, afforestation and diversification of industries as solutions to the economic and social problems of the troubled island.
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Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain
Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Caribbean Area - Social conditions
Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Jamaica - Politics and government
Educational & Instructional
Educational & Instructional → Educational films
History → Jamaica - History
Short films → Short films - Great Britain
Black and White
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)