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Megacities [electronic resource]

Channel One Network
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
In 1950, New York City was the world's only megacity, but today there are nearly two dozen that qualify. This program travels to Sao Paulo, the world's third-largest megacity, to offer a glimpse of what it's like for the urban poor scraping out a living there. Visits to the slums and the streets of this 3,000-square-mile Brazilian metropolis paint a stark picture of a place where shootings, high levels of air and water pollution, and extreme traffic congestion continuously endanger the safety of its 18 million inhabitants.
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15 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 11, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Ouricuri, Brazil (1:46)
  • Ouricuri to São Paulo (2:51)
  • São Paulo Slums (3:54)
  • Escaping Violence (0:55)
  • São Paulo Traffic (2:14)
  • São Paulo Patient Care (0:41)
  • São Paulo Environment (1:45)
  • Credits: Megacities (0:15)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2006.
Publisher no.
36258 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (15 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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