The Resource A wild idea, (electronic resource)

A wild idea, (electronic resource)

Label
A wild idea
Title
A wild idea
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Wild Idea explores Ecuador's unprecedented proposal for fighting global warming and preserving a large area of pristine rainforest from oil development – called the Yasuni-ITT Initiative.. In exchange for compensation from the world community, Ecuador pledges to leave untouched a large oil reserve, the ITT block with over 850 million barrels of oil. If the proposal succeeds, it will protect one of the most bio-diverse places on Earth, respect the rights of two of the last nomadic indigenous cultures who live there, and avoid the emission of over 400 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. Exploiting the ITT oil reserve seemed a logical step that Ecuador had to take, as a relatively poor country that depends upon oil for a large percentage of its revenue. But political changes have transformed the way the country views oil development.. The film takes the viewer to the Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon, capturing the rainforest’s stunning biodiversity and profiling the tribes that live there. Through rich archival footage and commentary from government officials, environmentalists and others, A Wild Idea shows how the seemingly utopian ideal of keeping valuable oil underground turned into an official proposal. The political twists and turns that made the proposal possible could also threaten the success of this revolutionary idea.. A Wild Idea is a thought-provoking film that explores the complexity of contemporary oil development within a fragile ecosystem, and how creative, new approaches might be of significant local and global benefit.
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by The Video Project in 2011
Language note
In English
Runtime
52
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
A wild idea, (electronic resource)
Label
A wild idea, (electronic resource)
Link
http://edmonton.kanopystreaming.com/node/171056
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
  • Playlist
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
carrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1171055
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unknown
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Extent
1 streaming online resource (streaming video file) (53 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) kan1171055
  • (CaAE) kan1171055
  • (OCoLC)956901537
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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