The Formula factor

Canada, 1977

Film
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Episode of Series “Man Alive”.
Documents the problems and dangers of infant formula marketing and bottle-feeding in the third world. Highlights the efforts of government health workers and church organisations to challenge the practices of multinational corporations who are irresponsible and somewhat aggressive in their promotion of formula and their chase for profits. Focuses on Nestles, the world’s largest producer of baby formula. Presented by Roy Bonisteel. Suitable for upper secondary and tertiary levels.

Credits

producer

Rosalind Farber

production company

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Duration

00:26:57:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1977

Appears in

Man Alive

Group of items

Man Alive

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

506584

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Marketing channels

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Child care services

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Child care workers

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Child welfare

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Corporations - Political activity

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Developing countries - Economic conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Developing countries - Social conditions

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → International finance

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Child welfare

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Infants - Care and hygiene

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Infants - Nutrition

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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