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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

Geographic Landscapes Series (cc)

This series offers profiles of five unique and diverse geographic landscapes on four continents, North and South America, Asia and Africa. In each program we explore the cultures of each location by meeting a variety of people who work and live there. Produced by SCEREN-CNDP, Inc. Closed-Captioned. Programs available Click for more

Canton, China and Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Canton, China and Kolkata (Calcutta), India

"Recommended. This program is recommended as an introduction to Canton, China, and Kolkata (Calcutta), India, Each segment shows broad views of the town with facts about population, economics and construction, and with information specific to the interviewees to illustrate the points." -EMRO Review
Part 1: Canton Awaking - Here we witness the transformation of the urban landscape of Canton, China, as it opens up to international trade, which is referred to as the "National Effort." We meet Mr. and Mrs. Huang who provide daycare for their family's children and others. Next we meet one of 500,000 immigrant construction workers who work here for meager wages. Then we meet Mr. and Mrs. Liwai, who travel by motor scooter, since Canton is the most densely populated city in China and shares honors with Shanghaï for most traffic jams. Part 2: Kolkata (Calcutta): Future Prospects - The Howrah Bridge, a symbol of the city's British past, stands over the Hooghly River, a branch of the Ganges River, and a popular fishing spot for generations of people such as Mr. Primlani, a local businessman. Next we meet Mr. Parakh, a factory worker in the European business district for over 20 years, and Mr. Dabriwalo, who works in the Indian commercial district, called "Barabazar," and Mr. Nancy who works as a mason. We discover that in spite of overpopulation and social inequalities, Kolkata (Calcutta) is making advances in a more modern India. 08/10DE IJSCA 15 min.
Also See: India: Kolkata (Calcutta) - The City of Classical Contrasts; Cities and Places; Work

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