Distributor:  Bullfrog Films
Length:  27 minutes
Date:  2008
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: 7-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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Collision Course

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Reviews the positive steps being taken in India and Brazil to confront the serious public health issue presented by traffic accidents.

Life 6 - Collision Course

Road traffic accidents are now the second leading cause of death among young people - with young men most at risk. Nearly three times more young men than young women are killed or injured on roads every year. Globally, 1.2 million people are killed on roads every year and up to 50 million more are injured and remain disabled for life.

Around 85% of deaths from road traffic crashes occur in developing countries, costing them between 1-1.5% of their annual GNP. Without action, and with the growing number of cars on the roads in thriving new middle-income countries like India and Brazil, road deaths and disabilities are likely to rise still further.

Through the eyes of road campaigner Harman Sidhu, who is himself a paraplegic after a road crash, this special Life program looks at the current situation in both countries - and reviews what positive steps are being taken to confront this serious health issue.

'Life 6 is a wonderfully educational series that presents the viewers with the dilemmas faced by specific individuals in the socio-historical and economic context of their communities in the midst of an increasingly globalized world. The tremendous value of this series is that, in the brief thirty minutes that each episode lasts, it captures the complexities of the lives of those in it as they face Western influence that force them to reassert, defend, or challenge their local and/or individual identities, cultures, governance, wealth distribution, and practices of achieving justice and reconciliation--to name a few...Life 6 represents these issues in an objective and analytical way that will--without question--lead into a discussion and debate about them by academics and lay audiences alike.' Aniuska Luna, African Peace and Conflict Network

Citation

Main credits

Mansingh, Indira (film producer)
Burlamaqui, Luciana (film producer)
Rai, Rajiv (film director)
Rubio, Daniel A. (film director)
Tatham, Di (film producer)
Collonge, Cécile (editor of moving image work)
Jeans, Christopher (editor of moving image work)
Bradshaw, Steve (narrator)
Sidhu, Harman (narrator)

Other credits

Editor, Cécile Collonge; music, Audio Network, Shella Chandra, Pandit Shiv Kumar; series editor, Chris Jeans.


Distributor credits

Television Trust for the Environment

Television Trust for the Environment

Series Editor: Steve Bradshaw
Series Consultant: Jenny Richards
Produced with support from: The European Commission, OXFAM-Novib, UN Population Fund (UNFPA), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), The World Bank, Decade of Roma Inclusion, Open Society Institute

Docuseek2 subjects

Sociology
India
Brazil
Urban Studies
Death and Dying
Economics
Globalization
Transportation Sector

Distributor subjects

African Studies
Anthropology
Asian Studies
Brazil
Developing World
Economics
Environment
Geography
Global Issues
Globalization
Health
Humanities
India
Millennium Development Goals
Pollution
Science, Technology, Society
Sociology
United Nations
Urban Studies
Urban and Regional Planning

Keywords

India, Brazil, public health, traffic accidents, developing countries, GNP, Harman Sidhu; "Collision Course"; Bullfrog Films

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