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Frontline: Poisoned Waters
Frontline Poisoned Waters
Actor: Hedrick Smith
Director: Rick Young
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Documentary
NR     2009     2hr 0min

FRONTLINE examines the rising hazards to human health and eco-system, and why it's so hard to keep our waters clean. The coastal estuaries of Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay-are in perilous condition. Polluted runoff st...  more »

     
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Actor: Hedrick Smith
Director: Rick Young
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Television, Documentary
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/30/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Get ready to be depressed!
Jeffery Mingo | Homewood, IL USA | 10/07/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This investigates two deteriorating waterways: the Chesapeake on the East Coast and Puget Sound on the West. This documentary was two hours long; it takes a dedicated viewer to watch the whole thing.
Waters all over the world now have dead zones where nothing can live. Killer whale babies are dying because of pollutants. Chicken dookey is poisoning the water. Fish and frogs are hermaphroditic. All the highways and streets aren't allowing water to soak into the ground the way Mother Nature intended. It was difficult to hear all of this. It can make one lose hope.
The work does try to bring up two points, but just barely. First, this will eventually affect humans. The same pollutants killing sea life can kill human babies. Second, things can be done. Areas with mixed businesses, residences, and public transportation make the need for cars less pressing.
To an extent, this documentary lets the interior of the US off the hook. However, something tells me green activits could have pointed to many ways in which Lake Michigan or the Mississippi River is messed up too.
Some say the truth shall set you free, but it sure is hard to stomach."