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The Great Clean-up

The Great Clean-up

| 52 min

This documentary is about pollution in the Great Lakes. To tidy up the biggest body of fresh water in the world is a massive operation. The Great Clean-up documents changes to legislation affecting the emission of industrial pollutants into the environment on both sides of the Canada/U.S. border.

  • director
    James Carney
  • producer
    Tom Daly
  • executive producer
    Colin Low
  • script
    Stanley Jackson
  • narrator
    Stanley Jackson
  • photography
    Laval Fortier
    Savas Kalogeras
    Robert Humble
  • sound
    Claude Chevalier
    Jacques Chevigny
    Serge LeBlanc
    André Galbrand
  • editing
    Ivan Horsky
  • music
    Karl Duplessis
    Malca Gillson


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Ages 12 to 17

Geography - Environmental Issues
Geography - Natural Resources
Science - Environmental Science
Science - Life Systems/Ecology
Social Studies - Environmental Challenges

Account for the devastating pollution of the Great Lakes by both Canada and the United States. In what ways has man been irresponsible towards these lakes? Discuss the benefits to both countries that the lakes provide. Research the operation of the network of locks and canals that connect these waterways. Of what benefit is the Great Lakes basin to the Canadian and American economies?

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