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Paradise Lost [electronic resource]

National Geographic Television & Film
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Despite the extraordinary engineering of Brazil's Porto Primavera Dam, many scientists and environmentalists view its ecological effects as catastrophic. This program offers a sobering look at a nation's effort to balance its growing energy needs against the long-term benefits of preserving unique and irreplaceable ecosystems. Produced prior to the completion of Porto Primavera and the creation of its reservoir, the film focuses on numerous animal species endangered by the dam, including rare and vulnerable jaguars as well as hundreds of varieties of birds, monkeys, reptiles, and insects.
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Run Time
28 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 21, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Dam Waters Unleashed (3:08)
  • Wetlands at Risk (5:02)
  • Dam Builders and the Environment (3:33)
  • Flood Impact on Marsh Deer (1:59)
  • Rescue Work and Time Limitations (2:54)
  • Fishermen: End of an Era (2:52)
  • Death of the Wetlands (2:41)
  • Final Rescue Attempts (1:49)
  • New Home for Rescued Monkeys (3:17)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2000.
Publisher no.
40809 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (28 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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