A documentary about the Aral Sea—originally one of the world’s largest lakes until the Soviet Union steadily diverted its water sources, reducing it to 10% of its original size—and the three remaining generations of fishermen on the lake.
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"Mismanagement of the Amudariya and Sirdariya rivers for irrigation by the Soviet Authorities during the first half of the 20th century, as well as the intensification of the cotton industry, led to shrinking of the Aral Sea waters by 80%, leaving behind a polluted desert and destroying the lives of the surrounding inhabitants, the fishermen of Aral. This is the story of the three remaining generations."
Another sad little indictment of man;s inhumanity to man. And to think that the waters of the Aral were channeled beneath a desert to provide fountains in Ashgabat, the bizarre capital of Turkmenistan...
I wonder why rental in DVD quality costs 1,- EUR, and streaming in way inferiour quality + DSL costs on my end costs 3,59 EUR?
I'd like to have the option of watching it ad-financed with trailers or ad clips before the movie. And I bet I'm not alone on that. Just compare views, ratings and wall posts with free titles on MUBI.com
So I rather wait, which is a pity. No potential word of mouth for this one from me.