The Venetian Dilemma

2005, Movie, NR, 73 mins

The Venetian Dilemma
Dedicated to "all who fight for the life of their city," this brief documentary by New York City-based filmmakers Carole and Richard Rifkind neatly outlines the serious predicament Venice faces at the dawn of the 21st century. Must this 1500-year-old city modernize in order to survive, and if so, for whom? The estimated 14 million annual visitors who contribute to the city's greatest industry, or those who actually live and work in Venice, a population whose numbers have dropped in the past 50 years from 175,000 to a mere 65,000? Whether Venice will become a floating museum where no one actually lives or shake off her centuries-old aura of romantic decay and reemerge...
Released: 2005 Rated: NR Length: 73 mins

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