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Life After People (2008)

TV Movie  |   |  Documentary, Sci-Fi  |  21 January 2008 (USA)
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Visit the ghostly villages surrounding Chernobyl (abandoned by humans after the 1986 nuclear disaster), travel to remote islands off the coast of Maine to search for abandoned towns that have vanished from view in only a few decades, then head beneath the streets of New York to see how subway tunnels may become watery canals. A visual journey, LIFE AFTER PEOPLE is a thought provoking adventure that combines movie-quality visual effects with insights from experts in the fields of engineering, botany, ecology, biology, geology, climatology, and archeology to demonstrate how the very landscape of our planet will change in our absence. Written by dmh

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Narrator: What would happen if every human being on Earth disappeared? At some point in the future, this could be the fate of our planet. This isn't the story of how we might vanish, it is the story of what happens to the world we leave behind.
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Informative Documentary of life without People
13 December 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was a very watchable documentary and will be useful in schools and colleges, though I do think, like the Secret, it was a little too documentary like. sure to be a winner on the cable channels. i thought an angle was missing on how we should end up with life without people and yet other forms of life exist. the bit about Chernobyl and the neighbouring deserted ghost town was riveting and a real insight; if we originated from monkeys and apes, why was this not explained more/ ape life not mentioned at all until towards the end. are we really interested whether cockroaches will survive? We want the film to give us a better understanding of how we are abusing our planet and development of it. Certainly makes me wonder whether space exploration is in vain. Too American-ized again for me, only brief mentions of London Paris and italy. The visual effects are however excellent and should get further rewards for that at least


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