Megacities Episode 8: São Paulo

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Megacities Episode 8: São Paulo

More than 10 million people live in São Paulo and every day, they generate 14,000 tons of garbage. But São Paulo is undergoing a green revolution. Follow one aluminum can from the time it id picked up by one of the catadores (trash-pickers, who make their living from collecting recyclables) through pressing, melting, and e-melting, to the moment it is ready to become a new can.



Megacities takes a revolutionary look at the places where most of us live: the modern Metropolis. Megacities focuses on the single aspect of a city's infrastructure which best informs the life and functions of that place. Each city is examined as an organism: living, breathing, and growing. In order to survive, these infrastructures must each function independently, and yet blend into a harmony of man, machine, strategy and system, which defines it as a mega city. Megacities examines the infrastructure of iconic locations around the world: Las Vegas, Mexico City, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Sao Paulo, Mumbai, New York. Through dramatic storytelling, unparalleled access and sophisticated computer graphics blended seamlessly with live action, Megacities takes viewers beyond the monuments - and into the machinery - that is the true, living marvel of each mega city.

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