Panama Canal

Panama Canal

Gateway to the American Century

DVD - 2011
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On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower. This film, using an extraordinary archive of photographs and footage, interviews with canal workers, and firsthand accounts of life in the Canal Zone, unravels the remarkable story of one of the world's most significant technological achievements.


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Apr 12, 2012

I recently did a day trip travelling through the Panama Canal on a small tourist boat. Having seen this film first made me have a much greater appreciation for what was involved. It taught me about the tremendous endeavor, not only in terms of engineering, but human suffering. An excellent, interesting film about all aspects of building this big 'ditch'.

Jul 30, 2011

Quite informative documentary on the challenges of building the Canal.


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