Production Year 1993
｜Length : 49min. ｜Year : 1993 ｜
Hidetoshi Matsubara has been doing what most of us only dream of: living off the bounty of nature in the mountains. Then, after five years he finds a crested eagle chick that he names "Kabugo". Since no creature is more expressive of the power and freedom of the wild than the eagle, the young man decides to raise the young bird to maturity and teach it to hunt. It is no easy task. The unique bond that develops and the lessons that Matsubara learns make for a unique and moving story.
The Kari’s Passage, 4000 Kilos – From a Small Marsh to Siberia –
4000キロ雁渡る 小さな沼と、シベリアと [HTB]
｜Length : 60min. ｜Year : 1993 ｜
With the destruction of its natural habitat in the Japanese wetlands, the Kari, a kind of wild goose, is becoming increasingly rare. We follow the bird's migration from Izu Marsh to Hokkaido, Sakhalin, Siberia and the Arctic Circle, a 4000 kilometer journey against the backdrop of some of the world's most spectacular scenery. This program underscores the importance of protecting the natural environment and its creatures as a legacy to future generations.
Pollution Watch! – Asia’s Environmental Network –
アジアの汚染と闘う 愛媛大・環境ネットワーク [NHK]
｜Length : 29min. ｜Year : 1993 ｜
A world leader in the ongoing fight against environmental pollution, Professor Ryo Tachikawa of Ehime University was first to identify PBC pollution in the Seto Inland Sea twenty years ago. Nowadays, the professor's research laboratory plays host to researchers from many other countries, helping them deal with their own pollution problems. The program focuses on Professor Tachikawa's efforts to set up a pollution survey network in Korea as part of a pan-Asian network.
The Ancient Forests of the Asahi Mountain Range
｜Length : 25min. ｜Year : 1993 ｜
For hundreds of years, magnificent forests of beech trees covered much of Japan. Their roots helped the soil hold water, preventing water shortages and flooding, and many believed they were home to the Water Gods. In the 1960's, however, the lumber industry began to cut down the beech forests and replace them with more profitable but less ecologically beneficial trees such as cedar and cyprus. This program focuses on the remaining beech forests of the Asahi Mountains.
Rain Forest Voices – Borneo’s Indigenous Dayaks –
熱帯林の先住民は叫ぶ 緑の秘境ボルネオ 小さな村からの報告 [NAV]
｜Length : 59min. ｜Year : 1993 ｜
This program focuses on a major environmental issue. It follows two Dayaks from Sarawak's highland rain forest on a journey to the lowlands. Piman and Peseo want to invite logging companies to their area, hoping "progress" will bring jobs and roads. First, however, they want to look at a logging site and visit the villages of the many Dayaks who have already migrated to the lowlands looking for a better life. What they find is a tragic predicament with relevance to us all.