Rent Andrew Marr's Megacities (2011)

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3h 37min
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Synopsis:
Our planet currently sustains some 21 megacities, vast metropolises that are home to populations of at least ten million each. Andrew Marr explores five of them: Dhaka, home to 13 million, built on a fertile flood plain, subject to flooding and disease; Tokyo, with a population of 33 million, built on three of the most unstable fault lines in the world; Mexico City, sustaining 20 million, built on a lake and drowning under a tidal wave of crime; London, home to 13 million, with a food footprint more than 125 x its size; and Shanghai, with its 23 million people - including 7,000 billionaires.
What draws people magnetically to the megacities? How much - or how little - planning, construction and care does it keep to sustain them; and are they, ultimately, sustainable? From staying in a corridor flat in Tokyo to sleeping in a slum shack in Dhaka; from the heights of a Shanghai penthouse to the depths of a London sewer, Andrew Marr explores the man made arteries and beating hearts of these - the megacities.
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Studio:
Acorn Media
Genres:
British Films, Documentary
Countries:
UK
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Release Date:
22/08/2011
Run Time:
217 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour

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