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The Resource Lavender Lake : Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal, by Alison Prete, Rough on Rats Productions, (electronic resource)

Lavender Lake : Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal, by Alison Prete, Rough on Rats Productions, (electronic resource)

Label
Lavender Lake : Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal
Title
Lavender Lake
Title remainder
Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal
Statement of responsibility
by Alison Prete, Rough on Rats Productions
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
South Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal, opened in 1866, was once hailed as one of the shortest and most important waterways in the world. It was also known as one of the world s dirtiest. Its putrid, perfumed airs were highly recommended for head colds. After one hundred thirty years of raw sewage, toxic sludge, dumped corpses and drowned dogs, the community continues to fight to clean up the Gowanus. Lavender Lake looks at what the promise of a new environment means to those who live and work in the Gowanus area: the funeral director has fought for decades for his vision of a Venice in Brooklyn; the environmentalist attempts to re-introduce oysters to the canal; the physicist working to turn the canal into a test site for transforming toxic sludge into kitchen tiles; the cops who fish a suitcase out full of body parts. Weaving together their stories with the past three years of progress and delays to flush out the canal, the documentary captures a blighted urban space of astonishing physical beauty at a critical moment of change. It shows a community dreaming and battling over a new and suddenly desirable urban landscape. Can a group of visionary citizens reclaim the waterway and build a viable neighborhood that is also a mecca for travelers?
Cataloging source
ALSTP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prete, Alison
Intended audience
For High School; Adult audiences
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rough on Rats Productions
Runtime
53
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Gowanus Canal (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
general
Technique
unknown
Label
Lavender Lake : Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal, by Alison Prete, Rough on Rats Productions, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?ENVV;1784724
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1784724/envv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (54 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a208480
  • (OCoLC)794307573
Video recording format
other
Label
Lavender Lake : Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal, by Alison Prete, Rough on Rats Productions, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?ENVV;1784724
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1784724/envv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (54 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a208480
  • (OCoLC)794307573
Video recording format
other

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