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The Resource Vieques : worth every bit of struggle, directed by Mary Patierno, (electronic resource)

Vieques : worth every bit of struggle, directed by Mary Patierno, (electronic resource)

Label
Vieques : worth every bit of struggle
Title
Vieques
Title remainder
worth every bit of struggle
Statement of responsibility
directed by Mary Patierno
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Puerto Rico was expropriated by the U.S.Navy in the 1940s. Many of its pristine beaches became launching sites to test explosive weaponry. Inhabitants were moved, their homes razed, to make room for the naval base. In true colonial manner, the US ignored the complaints of the residents who were being poisoned by fall -out and deafened by explosions. In this film, the islanders recount the grim story of the "occupation," their suffering from high cancer rates due to the fall -out of heavy metal particles, and the poisoning of the fish. While the US was paid $98 million a year by foreign governments to use Vieques for weapons testing and military training, none of the money was passed on to the residents of the island. Gradually a protest movement grew among the peace-loving islanders. In 1999, after two misfired bombs accidentally killed a civilian security guard, the movement became more passionate and better organized. Finally, in 2003, the Navy ceased all testing and training on the island. This was the first step in a complicated process of demilitarization, decontamination, and development of the community. Many inhabitants still chafe at the fact that a large parcel of land has been declared a nature preserve and therefore off limits for housing. Nevertheless, this is a David and Goliath-like story of a community reclaiming its land against enormous odds
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patierno, Mary
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
56
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bombing and gunnery ranges
  • Protest movements
  • Vieques Island (P.R.)
  • Vieques Island (P.R.)
  • Vieques Island (P.R.)
  • Vieques Island (P.R.)
Target audience
general
Label
Vieques : worth every bit of struggle, directed by Mary Patierno, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?CURV;1655051
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1655051/curv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (56 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a215004
  • (OCoLC)747799421
Video recording format
other
Label
Vieques : worth every bit of struggle, directed by Mary Patierno, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?CURV;1655051
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1655051/curv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (56 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a215004
  • (OCoLC)747799421
Video recording format
other

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