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Not Far from Bolgatanga

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In the late seventies, the government of Ghana, with the help of CIDA (the Canadian International Development Agency), drilled wells and installed hand-operated pumps in many of its villages in an effort to provide a clean and convenient water supply. This film shows how international aid works, or fails to work, in a transfer of technology from a developed country to a Third World country. The film is full of anecdotes about pumps and people, which makes it delightful viewing for anyone who is simply interested in learning more about Africa.

1982, 28 min 25 s

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