Virtual Villages: Technology and the Developing World

Covering three continents, the four compelling stories in this hour-long show highlight novel ways that people in developing countries are using technology to move forward—from the use of hand cranked radios in Africa to an Information Technology boom in India to a small village in the hills of the Dominican Republic where people have taken the initiative to develop their own hydro-electrical power grid, Internet access and computer systems. This documentary program aired on CNN International on June 20, 2000 as part of their Global Challenges series. Produced, directed, written and shot by Craig Duff, in the Dominican Republic, South Africa, Mozambique, India and Bangladesh.