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Title Sand wars.

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kanopy Streaming Video  Streaming Video    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 52 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
digital
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
Event Originally produced by Green Planet Films in 2013.
Summary Sand wars is a surprising investigation into one of the most consumed natural resources on the planet. Due to the high demand for sand, the planet's reserves are being threatened. Three-quarters of the world's beaches are in decline and bound to disappear as victims of erosion, or of sand smuggling. Triggered by building construction, smuggling bands, or "sand mafias," plunder beaches and rivers for this highly prized commodity. Sand has quietly infiltrated every corner of our world. Melted and transformed into glass, it sits on every shelf. It is also the source of silicon dioxide, a mineral found in our wines, cleaning products and detergents, paper, dehydrated foods, toothpaste, cosmetics and an astounding variety of other products we use on a daily basis. Houses, skyscrapers, bridges, airports, and sidewalks are all partially comprised of sand. It is an elementary particle that is the foundation of our modern development. Sand is seen as a free material, a staple of holidays spent on the shore, in unlimited supply. But is this omnipresent material inexhaustible? Can the available quantity match an ever-increasing demand that is constantly fed by the need for human lodging and expansion? What will be the consequences of sand extraction on the environment and life on the planet? Sand Wars will take us around the world to witness this new gold rush firsthand. Written and directed by Denis Delestrac. Produced by Guillaume Rappeneau, Laurent Mini, Karim Sama and Nathalie Barton.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Sand.
Soil conservation.
Documentary films.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Documentary films.
Added Author Delestrac, Denis, 1968- writer, director.
Rappeneau, Guillaume (Producer), producer.
Mini, Laurent, producer.
Sama, Karim, producer.
Barton, Nathalie, producer.
Kanopy (Firm)
Music No. 1111244 Kanopy

 
    
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