This 2004 documentary by Bruce Honeywill is particularly poignant in 2013 when the relaxing of legislation by the Queensland State government is once more exposing a fragile area of desert rivers to the spoils of irrigated agriculture and mining. Rivers in the Dust: A Video Report by Bruce Honeywill. In the 1990s one of the world's rarest desert river systems came under the threat of irrigated cotton agriculture. Cattle producers of Australia's Channel Country found allies in scientists and the attempts to develop irrigated agriculture were thwarted. This documentary looks at the background of the attempt to grow cotton on Cooper's Creek and how a wide spread community found a voice that the world listened to.
Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago.
Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test.
Have you watched Rivers in the Dust: Australia's Desert Rivers yet? What did you think about it?