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Megacities

DVD

3.9 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

"A must-see" —The Times (U.K.)
“Fascinating” —The Guardian (U.K.)

Explore five of the globe’s most populous cities

"A terrific subject" —The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.)

Sprawling, noisy, and often downright dangerous, the world’s megacities buzz with energy and innovation. Today, there are more than 20 metropolises with over 10 million inhabitants. Some of them are sleek, modern, and high-tech; others filled with slums and blighted by poverty; all of them fragile places constantly on the edge. Together they are the greatest shift in human civilization since the birth of agriculture—and man’s biggest and most dangerous social experiment yet.

BBC journalist Andrew Marr visits five megacities: one of the oldest (London, United Kingdom), the fastest growing (Dhaka, Bangladesh), the largest (Tokyo, Japan), among the most hazardous (Mexico City, Mexico), and one that considers itself the new world capital (Shanghai, China). Marr discovers how the cities’ structures define every aspect of their inhabitants’ daily lives, and how these great urban centers represent the human future of the planet.


Special features

BONUS FEATURES
  • 12-page viewer’s guide with a timeline and articles on the growth of a megacity, the first cities, the made-to-order city, and more
  • Biography of Andrew Marr
  • Plus the most “livable” cities and discussion questions at athenalearning.com
BBC journalist Andrew Marr has presented numerous acclaimed documentaries, including the BAFTA-winning History of Modern Britain. Marr has also written for The Independent and The Economist and has penned several books on history and politics.

SDH subtitles

Contains some violent content and graphic images

Product details

  • Actors: Andrew Marr
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Athena Learning
  • DVD Release Date: August 21, 2012
  • Run Time: 172 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0083HXKHM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #195,547 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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