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Thirsty Cities

Synopsis
Latin America is home to some of the world’s largest megacities: in Mexico City (21m), Buenos Aires (12m) and San Paulo (18m) more than 300 immigrants arrive each week from the countryside in search of a better life. Mushrooming populations increases the strain on water distribution and drainage systems. In Mexico City the authorities have been forced to pipe water from the aquifer 100m below the valley. In Buenos Aires dead animals from slaughter houses are thrown into the water supply. This film explains the particular topographical and social problems each of these cities faces and the measures being taken to deal with them.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 55 min.
Year of production
1993
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: £30.00 (+VAT inc. p&p) (UK education)
Subjects
Development studies; Environmental science
Keywords
Argentina; Brazil; Latin America; Mexico City; population dynamics; water supply

Credits

Producer
Seaton Findlay

Production Company

Name

IDRC

Name

Seaton Findlay Productions Ltd

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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