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Megacities (1998)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 8 January 1999 (Austria)
A look at the people who live precariously, but with an unusual level of resourcefulness and imagination, in four gigantic urban agglomerations: Mumbai, New York City, Moscow and Mexico City.

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This documentary deals with work, poverty, violence, love and sex. A film about human beauty in twelve chapters which tells the tales of people from Bombay, Mexico City, Moscow and New York, who are all struggling for survival, with ingenuity, intelligence and dignity. They all share the dream of a better life. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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12 Geschichten vom Überleben

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opening text overlay: And perhaps in abodes of poverty, where health, learning, shelter and security are not birthrights, the soul is not a birthright, either. - William T. Vollmann
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Prélude of 'Drei Duetten'
Written by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performed by Klangforum Wien: Anette Bik, Gunde Jäch-Micko, Florian Müller
Recorded on 30. 5. 1998 in the Wiener Konzerthaus
Courtesy of Universial Edition A.G.
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Nice one
31 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

Nice one, though at the beginning of the film it's hard to keep up with the subtitles and the images at the same times.

The scene of the chickens being left to die brought shivers down my spine. It makes me think twice about eating chickens.


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