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Ol’ Man River – Mighty Mississippi

The Mississippi River is a river of superlatives. It drains 41% of the continental US as well as parts of 2 Canadian provinces, in all more than one and half million square miles. It is now a vast commercial highway for super-barges, but it is so much more than that. Its bayous and swamps hide a spectacular natural history, and not only does this vital waterway run through the heart of America, it also runs through American history and culture like no other.

In 2 one hour films, Ol’ Man River explores all these faces of the world’s most famous river and reveals that, in the words of its most well known admirer, Mark Twain. It is not a commonplace river, but on the contrary is in all ways remarkable.

Languages: English, German
Sound: Stereo, Dolby Digital 2.0
Picture Format: 16:9 / PAL / 2 x DVD9, Region Code 2
Duration: 2 x 50min