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Title Dateline: Power Struggle/Land Of The Shaman/Elephant Orphanage
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (51 min. 57 sec.) ; 313373764 bytes
Summary POWER STRUGGLESeven years after they invaded, American combat troops finally withdrew from Iraq in August 2010. In this episode of Dateline, Sydney Morning Herald Chief Correspondent Paul McGeough features as a guest reporter, taking a look at Iraq's future, through the issue of oil. Sitting on the world's second biggest oil reserves Iraq should be an economic powerhouse but a lack of security, a political vacuum, and a wild insurgency make this impossible. McGeough asks what state has Iraq been left in following the American pullout? How well has the country been reconstructed? Who controls Iraq's oil - the Iraqi people, or outside forces? And finally, what do ordinary Iraqis stand to gain from the revival of Iraq's oil industry? Twice named Australian Journalist of the Year, Paul McGeough spends much of his time in conflict zones, in particular Iraq and Afghanistan, bringing a human dimension to world affairs. In May this year he reported from a Gaza-bound flotilla that was seized by Israeli defence forces, and he was detained and subsequently deported from Israel.LAND OF THE SHAMANThe Tuva region of Russia is one of the country's poorest and most dangerous republics, with high alcohol and drug addiction and low employment. It's a place where neither communism nor the free market economy has worked, so people are looking further back in time to when traditional ritual beliefs ruled their lives.They've returned to worshipping the natural spirits around them - earth, wind, fire and water - which have shaped Tuva's beautiful landscape, and believe it'll trigger a shamanist renaissance for the world's indigenous communities.Video journalist Nick Lazaredes captures a culture rich in healing powers, spiritual music and affinity with nature, but can Tuva's traditional past free its 21st Century future?ELEPHANT ORPHANAGEWhen you see the beautiful baby elephants on this Sunday's Dateline, you'll no doubt find it hard to believe that anyone would want to threaten their very existence.But more and more of Kenya's baby elephants are being left orphaned and starving by poaching and drought, and that's where a special orphanage steps in.Daphne Sheldrick and her team of keepers at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust have been acting as an adoptive elephant family for over 30 years, building a special bond with the surprisingly tame animals.Video journalist Aaron Lewis has been to meet some of their big babies, as they nurse them and prepare them to be released back into the wild as adults.International current affairs hosted by George Negus (An SBS Production) CC WS
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2010-10-17 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Adoption agencies.
Oil industries -- Forecasting.
Orphaned animals.
Petroleum reserves -- Evaluation.
Shamanism -- Customs and practices.
Shamanism -- Rituals.
Form Streaming video
Author Ali, Bassem, contributor
Al-Shahristani, Hussain, contributor
Ghadban, Thamir, contributor
Gordon, Elizabeth, contributor
Ibrahim, Hamid Abdullah, contributor
Lazaredes, Nick, reporter
McGeough, Paul, reporter
Negus, George, host
Salem, Abdul Karim, contributor
Salem, Zaheda, contributor
Sheldrick, Daphne, contributor
Townsend, Michael, contributor
Zeidan, Adel, contributor