American Experience: Panama Canal
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On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the worlds two largest oceans and signaling Americas emergence as a global superpower. This AMERICAN EXPERIENCE film using an extraordinary archive of photographs and footage, interviews with canal workers and firsthand accounts of life in the Canal Zone, unravels the remarkable story of one of the worlds most significant technological achievements.
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Being an engineer myself, I would have liked more technical information on the design and construction, but what is provided is fine for a general audience.
I would have also liked more information on the vessels the canal carries, how the vessel capacity was determined during the canal planning, and the positive and negative impacts that resulted from the completion of the canal.
But overall, this documentary is still very much worth watching, given how amazing an achievement this project was.