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Another World is Possible


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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 24 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2002
Available in French: No

In early 2002, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, public officials, representatives of non-governmental organizations, indigenous nations, farmers, and labour -- including 11,000 young people -- gathered for the World Social Forum. Called in response to the elite gathering of the World Economic Forum in New York, this week of workshops, panel discussions, and high-spirited demonstrations was inspirational for those attending. The international event, covered extensively by the media in other parts of the world, was virtually ignored by the US and Canadian press. This program presents a sampling of the issues and events at this enormous and creative gathering. Amongst the speakers featured are Naomi Klein, Vandana Shiva, Kevin Danaher, Wolfgang Sachs, and Rigoberta Menchu.

Awards: Bronze Plaque Award, Columbus International Film Festival; Vermont International Film Festival; Planet in Focus, The Toronto International Environmental Film Festival

Links: http://www.movingimages.org - the producer’s site www.forumsocialmundial.org - The World Social Forum’s Web Site