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ARTE Reportage

Myanmar: The Dying Lake

ARTE ReportageMyanmar: The Dying Lake

13/07/2017

For hundreds of years, local farmers have been growing tomatoes on the lake's surface, on well-kept floating gardens nourished by the river mud. The locals live life to the rhythm set by the harvests. But modern pesticides and fertilisers are killing the lake, and killing the locals. But they continue to use the chemicals out of necessity. It's a lethal catch 22.


Duration :

34 min

Available :

From 04/10/2017 to 03/07/2047

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Documentaries and Reportage

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