Not Far from Bolgatanga

This short documentary demonstrates how international aid works, or fails to work, in the transfer of technology from a more to a less industrialized society. In the late 1970s, the government of Ghana, with the help of the Canadian International Development Agency, drilled wells and installed hand-operated pumps in many of the African country’s villages in an effort to provide a clean and convenient water supply. The film explores the relationships between people, environment, technology and nations of varying levels of industrialization from a decidedly Western perspective.

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Film Credits

director
Michael Rubbo
producer
Michael Rubbo
director
Barrie Howells
producer
Barrie Howells
writer
Michael Rubbo
editing
Michael Rubbo
camera
Fred Coleman
sound
Samuel Boafo
sound editing
André Galbrand
re-recording
Jean-Pierre Joutel

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