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CLIP 512

The problems of living in Los Angeles

The problems of living in Los Angeles

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Key Info
  • The problems of living in Los Angeles
  • Duration: 03:48
  • A description of Los Angeles with stereotypical images of the city and Hollywood. LA has a number of deep-seated urban problems, including homelessness. Project Step is an organisation which negotiates employment opportunities for homeless people. Los Angeles' other problems include traffic congestion, air pollution, unemployment and crime. The city is also at risk from earthquakes. Many people wish to leave the city to escape these problems.
  • Subject:



    Urban: Settlements

  • Keywords: USA, urban, city, urban problems, MEDC, pollution, crime, riots, LA, unemployment, earthquakes, hazards, Hollywood, urbanisation, migration
Ideas for use in class
  • Before showing the clip students could brainstorm the first words they think of in response to the words LA, USA and Hollywood. After watching the clip get them to suggest why their impressions of the city were more likely to be positive. Having watched the clip, would they like to live in LA?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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