Director: Bettina Lerner
The Mississippi is one of the most rigorously controlled and engineered rivers in the world, yet in the summer of 1993 it suffered the worst flooding in its history. Fundamental questions are now being asked about whether river engineering really works or whether trying to tame a river actually makes floods worse. Answers must be found soon, because Bangladesh is about to launch the most ambitious flood control project ever attempted. If the engineers get it wrong, it will be disastrous.
The beautiful imagery of artist Jeannie Baker animates The Story of Rosy Dock, the tale of an elderly woman who sets up home in the central Australian desert. In her attempt to recreate the… More »
Picture a group of schoolchildren eating their lunch around a table. Within seconds a cloud of thick white smoke (DDT) engulfs them. Some of the images in this film will rock the sensibilities of the… More »
Wild focuses on the stories and legends of one tract of land, the Pilliga Forest in northwest New South Wales. How do the dynamic processes of history and ecology work to produce meanings, warnings a… More »
It is not Germany in 1945, but the year 2030. Dead forests stretch from the Alps to the North Sea, devastating floods inundate the coastal towns. In the summer months the Rhine is a parched river bed… More »
More money is now spent on video games in a month that on zoos in a year. For the zoo industry it is a sharp reminder that revolution is around the corner. As we head towards the 21 st century zoos f… More »