THE WORLD THROUGH AN ACADEMIC LENS
ResearchTV is a peer-reviewed educational streaming platform for independent films that are made with an academic focus. We seek to provide ready access to high quality independent programming that enhances our understanding of the world we live in. Relying on a global network of filmmakers, community groups and other partners, ResearchTV is populated with unique, informative and challenging programming with an emphasis on academic research and the sharing of knowledge.
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“Toxic Time Bomb” is about the impact of industrial pollution on a community and about activists who have spent 30 years fighting to ensure that industry and government take responsibility for the destruction of the environment.
The film explores how land, water, and landscape are valued by communities along the Canadian north shore of Lake Superior. Speakers from towns, environmental organizations, and First Nation communities express diverse ecological and social themes affecting their region.
Afsaneh and her daughter live in Tehran. Her husband became a drug addict and abandoned his family. Afsaneh was left destitute and forced to rely on her family for a place to live. Out of desperation she sold one of her kidneys, but her struggle with poverty continues.