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Concrete Coast| 25mins
Director: Robert Harding Pittman | Producer: Robert Harding Pittman
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Spain
Subject Tags: environment, europe, globalization, migration, spain, united kingdom
Quality Tags: Optimistic, Slow, Activating, Harmonizing
Synopsis:
The documentary film Concrete Coast (Costa de Cemento) is about the social, cultural and environmental effects of the last bit of un-urbanized Spanish Mediterranean coast being built up for residential tourism in the Region of Murcia. Agriculture is disappearing along this 230 kilometer long coastline and is being replaced by 60 golf courses, marinas, freeways and new large scale master-planned communities with 1,000,000 residences, built mainly for sunseeking British retirees, doubling the population of Murcia within few years. The impacts of these large-scale economic and political forces are illustrated by a Spanish farming family being expropriated of their land and a retired British couple embarking on their new life in a country where they do not even speak the language. How will all of this change the culture of the region? Will the populations integrate? Will these and other Spanish farmers have to emigrate? How will the global economic crisis affect the region? "The modern tools for colonization are the bulldozer and the credit card, as illustrated in this visually striking documentary essay about tourist developments on the Iberian Peninsula… Stark and pointed, Concrete Coast is a strong portent of a world in which every beachfront region looks like just another shopping mall." - Review by Joel McConvey, Programmer, Planet in Focus Film Festival (Toronto) - Screening at film festivals and art exhibitions worldwide. - Winner of Cinemambulante Award - Euganea Film Festival, Italy.

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