Program
Survivors in the Sand
Producing Organization
KRWG
New Mexico State University. Agricultural Communications
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-hh6c24rt3q
If you have more information about this item than what is given here, or if you have concerns about this record, we want to know! Contact us, indicating the AAPB ID (cpb-aacip-526-hh6c24rt3q).
Description
Program Description
"Survivors in The Sand is an hour documentary which presents the epic [struggle] of humans to successfully survive in the desert. The program focuses on the efforts of leading international Scientists in their quest to unlock the secrets of the world's arid lands. It also shows the lives of those who choose the live in the desert -- resilient individuals who attempt to balance the desire for prosperity with the need to sustain the fragile environments in which they live. "Filmed in Australia, the Middle East, and American Southwest, the documentary presents riveting stories from different global viewpoints. It also offers a historical perspective, showing the successes and failures of those who have come before us -- the Aborigines, the Anasazi, and the inhabitants of the ancient biblical city of Soussiya. "Survivors In the Sand is deserving of Peabody consideration as it addresses a fundamental issue facing our world. As human populations continue to exponentially explode, the impact on vital arid lands is substantially accelerating. What is at stake are some of the planet's most fragile, natural environments. The documentary takes the viewer to the [front] lines of this confrontation, as desert dwellers and [scientists] grapple with the problems of preservation versus subsistence."--1997 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1997-12-12
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
01:03:22.265
Embed Code
Copy and paste this HTML to include AAPB content on your blog or webpage.
Credits
Producing Organization: KRWG
Producing Organization: New Mexico State University. Agricultural Communications
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-49170e5b8c6 (Filename)
Format: Betacam: SP
Duration: 1:00:00
If you have a copy of this asset and would like us to add it to our catalog, please contact us.
Citations
Chicago: “Survivors in the Sand,” 1997-12-12, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 28, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-hh6c24rt3q.
MLA: “Survivors in the Sand.” 1997-12-12. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 28, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-hh6c24rt3q>.
APA: Survivors in the Sand. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-hh6c24rt3q