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The Resource The Venetian dilemma, produced by Carole Rifkind and Richard Rifkind, (electronic resource)

The Venetian dilemma, produced by Carole Rifkind and Richard Rifkind, (electronic resource)

Label
The Venetian dilemma
Title
The Venetian dilemma
Statement of responsibility
produced by Carole Rifkind and Richard Rifkind
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With stunning imagery, The Venetian Dilemma portrays the fragile urban ecology of Venice besieged by 14 million tourists who far outnumber the local residents. By tracking four Venetians who are trying to make a life in this unique historic place, the themes of urban gentrification and tourist impact are raised--a problem not only for Venice but for many other urban areas.The thread of the film is debate among ordinary Venetians and their charismatic deputy mayor, Roberto D'Agostino, about the pros and cons of plans to diversify the city's economy by redeveloping a degraded industrial area and connecting it to the mainland by an underwater subway. Opponents of such plans doubt that the promised jobs will arrive, and believe that the subway will only serve to bring more tourists to Venice. Meanwhile, local residents face a daily struggle for a decent quality of life. Produce vendor Danilo Palmieri battles to maintain his livelihood; career woman and mother Michela Scibilia fights for day care; writer and environmentalist Paolo Lanapoppi campaigns against fast tourist-serving motorboats that are destroying the very foundations of Venice. The documentary celebrates what makes Venice distinctive historically, not only as a beautiful city, but one that fostered a "civilized" life style. Now, an untrammeled tourist industry has transformed it into little more than a staged urban theater, verging on a Disneyland. And the grand city-building schemes offer no guarantees that they will be the solution
Awards note
  • Environmental Film Festival, Washington, D.C., 2005
  • Green Film Festival, Seoul, 2005
  • Hamptons International Film Festival, 2005
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation Annual Meeting, 2005
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rifkind, Carole
  • Rifkind, Richard A.
Runtime
73
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City planning
  • Documentary films
  • Gentrification
  • Tourism
  • Venice (Italy)
  • Venice (Italy)
  • Venice (Italy)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The Venetian dilemma, produced by Carole Rifkind and Richard Rifkind, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?ARTV;1655042
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1655042/artv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (73 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a203556
  • (OCoLC)794308169
Video recording format
other
Label
The Venetian dilemma, produced by Carole Rifkind and Richard Rifkind, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?ARTV;1655042
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1655042/artv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (73 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a203556
  • (OCoLC)794308169
Video recording format
other

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