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Mighty Acheloos

Synopsis
Thomas Schulz-Westrum follows Greece’s largest river, Achellos, from its source in the Pindus mountains to its delta and reveals that the dams and river diversion that the Greek government is proposing to do with European money will destroy the famous Messolongi lagoons. These wetlands are supposedly protected by an EC directive - yet ironically the EC is the main financial backer of the project. More disturbingly, the film questions whether diverting the course of the River Acheloos will lead to its silting up.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 50 min.
Year of production
1993
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: £30.00 (+VAT inc. p&p) (UK education)
Subjects
Engineering; Environmental science
Keywords
dams; European Union; Greece; hydraulics; river engineering

Credits

Producer
Thomas Schulz-Westrum

Production Company

Name

Eco-Communications

Distributor

Name

TVE

Email
General email: tve@tve.org.uk.Sales and outreach: distribution@tve.org.uk
Web
http://tve.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 91 (11) 26 410 684
Address
46 Bloomsbury Street
London
WC1B 3QJ
Notes
TVE works with partners globally to produce films on environment and development issues, as well as health and human rights. Most of the 600 films are available for sale on DVD for educational use. Previously known as Television Trust for the Environment.

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