The Rebirth of A River

Streaming Video - 2014
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Can a river be restored, just like work of art or a castle? This film recounts the ecological adventure that is gaining ground, worldwide, of giving back space and freedom to landscaped rivers. In December 2003, the Rhône ruptured its embankments, claiming lives and displacing thousands. It had been thought the river was under control, but chaotic planning in order to tame it and subjugate it for economic and energy needs-was partly responsible for the catastrophe. Embankments, dams, roads, and railways spoiled the Rhône's landscapes and impoverished its biodiversity. This documentary follows efforts of the Rhône River Restoration Project to reduce human impact and increase wildlife habitats by recreating natural contours, reconnecting secondary branches, and increasing flow speed in diversion areas.
Publisher: ©2014
New York, N.Y. :, Distributed by Films Media Group,, 2016
[Place of publication not identified] :, ARTE France,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (52 min., 9 sec.)) :,sound, color
video file, rda
Alternative Title: Rebirth of a River


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