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Series
Intertel
Episode Number
50
Episode
The Other Side of Paradise
Producing Organization
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Contributing Organization
Thirteen WNET (New York, New York)
Library of Congress (Washington, District of Columbia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/75-74cnpd6f
Public Broadcasting Service Series NOLA
OSOP 000000
NOLA Code
ITTL
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Description
Episode Description
This program charts the storm clouds of change gathering over a South Sea paradise, the Fuji Islands. Here, though the traditional virtues are still sun, sand and simplicity, foreign enterprise has suggested new values to the Fijian. However, he finds that the same foreigner who brings change becomes its beneficiary. "The Other Side of Paradise," which was made for Intertel by Australian Broadcasting Commission, concentrates on the effect of two national groups Indians and Australians on the economy, of this British Commonwealth nation. Sugar, the main crop, is controlled by foreign monopoly. Land, which is owned communally, has become a source of Indian prosperity through a system of land tenure. And even the tourism on which Fiji thrives has introduced a bastard culture as the natives sell "false gods" to the visitors. The conflict between the races becomes most dramatic within government. At a recent London conference, rules were devised which would create racial balance within the legislative council. The Indians lament that this balance encourages a coalition among Fijians and Europeans. But, in any case, the film notes, the Fijians are not the prevailing force in their own land a situation that could become crucial when they gain their independence from Britain. The film also notes the crisis in education, where the country is attempting to catch up, though "success in education might well cut them off from village life for good." "NET Journal The Other Side of Paradise" is an Intertel production of the Australian Broadcasting Commission, presented by National Educational Television. This 1-hour piece was recorded in black and white on film and aired as Intertel episode 50 and as NET Journal episode 180. (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
Other Description
Intertel, a dramatic breakthrough in the dissemination of ideas and cultural exchange through television, was conceived in November 1960. Five television broadcasters in the four major English-speaking nations joined to form the International Television Federation, to be known as Intertel, the first such international organization. The participants were Associated Rediffusion, Ltd. of Great Britain, the Australian Broadcasting Commission, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and for the United States, the National Educational Television and Radio Center and the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company. Intertel produced on a bi-monthly basis hour-long documentaries on important world topics, inaugurating a global television production agency dedicated to the creation of programs of substance and meaning. John F. White, President of NET, called Intertel "more than a fusion of the creative talents of the organizations involved in producing television programs of outstanding merit. It is a step forward to world understanding," he added. "I believe that the exchange of documentaries, while of great significance in the vastness of the mutual understanding in it can foster, is but the first step in a regular exchange of all forms of programming." Donald H. McGannon, President of WBC, hailed the new organization as "a pool of the technical and creative ability and knowledge of all the groups which will extend the international horizons of television in all aspects. This is the first practical step, after years of talking and hoping, toward the creation and use of international television for cultural exchange and an effective weapon for peace." By having observers examine topics far removed from their everyday assignments, Intertel gives viewers a fresh viewpoint. The founder members indicated that by dubbing these programs in foreign languages and making them available to all nations, they hoped television companies in Europe, Asia and South America will eventually join this unique project. The supervisory committee for the United States programming segments consists of Mr. McGannon and Mr. White; Richard M. Pack, WBC Vice President - Programming; and Robert Hudson, NET Vice President for Programming. Intertel came into formal being November 14, 1960, in a special meeting in Vancouver, B.C., and the culmination of plans for such an association which has been under way for a long time. John McMilliam of Associate Rediffusion, was named contemporary Coordinating Officer at that time. (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
Description
Intertel is a dramatic breakthrough in the dissemination of ideas and cultural exchange through television. Intertel was conceived in November, 1960. Five television broadcasters in the four major English-speaking nations joined to form the International Television Federation, to be known as Intertel, the first such international organization. The participants were Associated Rediffusion, Ltd. of Great Britain, the Australian Broadcasting Commission, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and for the United States, the National Educational Television and Radio Center and the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company. Intertel produces on a bi-monthly basis hour-long documentaries on important world topics, inaugurating a global television production agency dedicated to the creation of programs of substance and meaning. John F. White, President of NET, called Intertel more than a fusion of the creative talents of the organizations involved in producing television programs of outstanding merit. It is a step forward to world understanding, he added. I believe that the exchange of documentaries, while of great significance in the vastness of the mutual understanding in it can foster, is but the first step in a regular exchange of all forms of programming.
Broadcast Date
1968-03-25
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Documentary
Topics
Economics
Education
Global Affairs
Race and Ethnicity
Public Affairs
Media type
Moving Image
Credits
Director: Hannam, Ken, 1929-2004
Producer: Hannam, Ken, 1929-2004
Producing Organization: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Thirteen - New York Public Media (WNET)
Identifier: wnet_aacip_2315 (WNET Archive)
Format: 16mm film
Duration: 00:55:06?
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2410699-1 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 16mm film
Generation: Copy: Access
Color: B&W
Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive
Identifier: [request film based on title] (Indiana University)
Format: 16mm film
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Citations
Chicago: “Intertel; 50; The Other Side of Paradise,” 1968-03-25, Thirteen WNET, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed October 28, 2021, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-75-74cnpd6f.
MLA: “Intertel; 50; The Other Side of Paradise.” 1968-03-25. Thirteen WNET, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. October 28, 2021. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-75-74cnpd6f>.
APA: Intertel; 50; The Other Side of Paradise. Boston, MA: Thirteen WNET, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-75-74cnpd6f