American Experience: The Man Who Tried to Feed the World DVD

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The Man Who Tried to Feed the World recounts the story of Norman Borlaug, a man who not only solved India’s famine problem but would go on to lead a "Green Revolution" of worldwide agriculture programs estimated to have saved one billion lives. He was awarded the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his work but spent the rest of his ... More
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The Man Who Tried to Feed the World recounts the story of Norman Borlaug, a man who not only solved India’s famine problem but would go on to lead a "Green Revolution" of worldwide agriculture programs estimated to have saved one billion lives. He was awarded the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his work but spent the rest of his life watching his methods and achievements come under increasing fire.

American Experience: The Man Who Tried to Feed the World In 1966, drought and an exploding population confronted India with the imminent threat of a severe famine that many scientists and intellectuals feared was a harbinger of global catastrophes to come, as the world’s population outstripped its ability to produce food. India turned to Norman Borlaug, an unassuming plant breeder from Iowa whose combination of scientific knowledge and raw determination had made him a legend among a small handful of fellow specialists. The Man Who Tried to Feed the World recounts the story of the man who would not only solve India’s famine problem but would go on to lead a "Green Revolution" of worldwide agriculture programs estimated to have saved one billion lives. He was awarded the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his work but spent the rest of his life watching his methods and achievements come under increasing fire.

Producer: Rob Rapley, Jamila Wignot, Vanessa Ruiz, Susan Bellows
Executive Producer: Mark Samels
Production Company: WGBH
Production Year: 2020
Copyright Year: 2020
Rating: TV-14
Narrator: Michael Murphy
Writers: Rob Rapley
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 60 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
DVI: N
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen