Item Details

Devastating Landslides [electronic resource]

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
When vast amounts of rock, earth and mud pour downhill, landslides destroy whole towns and villages. In 1968, 20,000 people lost their lives in Peru as the side of a mountain broke free; and in 1985, a massive mudslide triggered by a volcano in Columbia claimed at least 23,000 victims. More than 30,000 people were killed when a strip of Venezuelan coastline was devastated by a 50-foot-high tide of mud and rock. Landslides are less frequent in Europe, but in 1966, a coal slag heap in south Wales suddenly gave way and engulfed the village of Aberfan, killing more than 100 children. This film examines geological, development, and climate factors contributing to landslides and explains why little can be done to prevent them.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
47 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 & up
Notes
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 01, 2015.
Series
The World's Worst Disasters
World's Worst Disasters
Contents
  • Mount St. Helens (1:29)
  • Human Landslide Factors (1:35)
  • Landslide Definition (2:41)
  • Rock Slides and Slumps (2:40)
  • Aberfan Disaster (2:03)
  • Search and Rescue Efforts (2:51)
  • Community in Mourning (2:13)
  • Aferban Tribunal (4:55)
  • Armero Disaster (3:23)
  • Armero Landslide (3:22)
  • Armero Rescue Efforts (2:04)
  • Vargas Disaster (2:56)
  • Vargas Rescue Efforts (4:06)
  • El Salvador Earthquake (3:35)
  • Deforestation and Destruction (1:47)
  • Predicting Landslides (1:59)
  • Credits: Devastating Landslides: The World's Worst Disasters (0:50)
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : BBC Worldwide Ltd, [2008]
New York, N.Y. : distributed by Films Media Group, 2015.
Publisher no.
  • 95236s Films Media Group
  • 95249 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 online resource (1 video file (46 min., 35 sec.)) : sd., col.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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