Megacities

Megacities

DVD - 2012
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Today there are more than twenty cities with over ten million inhabitants. Some are sleek, modern, and high tech; others are filled with slums. BBC journalist Andrew Marr visits five megacities: one of the oldest (London), the fastest-growing (Dhaka, Bangladesh), the largest (Tokyo), one of the most dangerous (Mexico City), and one that considers itself the new world capital (Shanghai). It's an intriguing look at the human future of the planet.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Distributed exclusively by Acorn Media U.S., [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781598288476
1598288474
Branch Call Number: DVD 307.76 M4727 2012
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 172 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
Alternative Title: Andrew Marr's megacities

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RoseyCoffee
Jan 22, 2016

Large "mega" cities should have a whole lot of material to offer a documentary film maker who can travel to several and compare. The film seemed to focus on culture, mainly among the very poor. This was actually a good angle to view different societies. Worth a watch even if the material is thin.

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hertz
Oct 01, 2015

The host is affable and humor-rich, not afraid to dive in to the situations at hand. He pedals a bicycle rickshaw in Dhaka, takes part in riot police exercises in London, and undergoes an earthquake simulation in Tokyo.

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