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The Resource Journey of a rose, directed by Consuelo Marcoli and Gianni Beretta, (electronic resource)

Journey of a rose, directed by Consuelo Marcoli and Gianni Beretta, (electronic resource)

Label
Journey of a rose
Title
Journey of a rose
Statement of responsibility
directed by Consuelo Marcoli and Gianni Beretta
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This film about growing and selling roses is an illuminating study of the globalization of the floriculture industry. "Roses are for you, but thorns are for us" says a worker at the Ecuadorian plantation which grows these flowers for export. It is indeed ironic that this symbol of romance has become a story of exploitation and disease. The most beautiful and prized roses find perfect growing conditions in Ecuador, where huge greenhouses replace small farms and are the only employment available. However, to grow these flowers requires heavy applications of pesticides and fumigants; many plantations do not provide protective gear for their workers. There has been a huge increase in cancers, respiratory diseases and other health problems among the workers-- and their babies. In addition, the laborers are grossly underpaid and attempts to unionize have led to mass dismissals. A few enlightened companies have instituted a system of certification-- buying "certified" roses means the workers safety was protected and their wages and workload were fair. However, certified companies have higher expenses, and are at a competitive disadvantage from non- regulated companies. This eye-opening film gives voice to both workers, owners and health officials and makes clear that producing and transporting such fragile item to customers thousands of miles away is a risky undertaking for all involved
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marcoli, Consuelo
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Beretta, Gianni
Runtime
40
Series statement
Global business and economics in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rose industry
  • Rose industry
  • Rose industry
Target audience
general
Label
Journey of a rose, directed by Consuelo Marcoli and Gianni Beretta, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BUSV;1646864
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1646864/busv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (40 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781503407077
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781503407077
  • (OCoLC)747797868
Video recording format
other
Label
Journey of a rose, directed by Consuelo Marcoli and Gianni Beretta, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BUSV;1646864
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1646864/busv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (40 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781503407077
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781503407077
  • (OCoLC)747797868
Video recording format
other

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