Suits and Savages (2000) – With mounting public pressure to change the way international development is shaped by agencies like the World Bank, the Global Environment Facility was created to fund projects “at the cutting edge of conservation”.
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We travel from one such project in southern India, to the USA, where the GEF works from inside the World Bank, to assess the gap between international policy makers and local realities. The Bengal Tiger is heading for extinction, thanks to pressure on land from a growing human population. But villagers claim the GEF project forced them off their land with inadequate compensation.
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Conscious Cinema Productions – Ref. 0905