Point/Counterpoint 2010 Video

Point/Counterpoint Video:
Panama Canal Expansion: The Battle for Jobs and Cargo (2010, 19:00 minutes, DVD format)

This video was presented at the inaugural CITT Point/Counterpoint held October 6, 2010.  It is a pictorial summary of the history and relevance of the Panama Canal.

The video covers the history of the Panama Canal from the earliest efforts to build it to the current efforts to expand it. It provides a framework for understanding the significant developments occurring today in global distribution. Within this context, the video presentation reveals "the big picture" regarding logistics and goods movement. Most significantly, the video articulates the competitive challenges that lie ahead for west coast ports, with special emphasis on the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles.

The DVD is available for viewing at www.amp.csulb.edu/ccpe/citt. It is available for purchase for $25 (by check or credit card) and includes shipping. To order, contact Alix Traver at Alix.Traver@csulb.edu or (562) 985-2876.

Dave Kelly, Director of Advanced Media Production (AMP) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), and his staff have won two awards for this documentary, the 2011 Western Access Video Excellence (WAVE) Award and the even more prestigious 2012 Hometown Media Award. Kelly developed the script with the advice and expertise of the members of the Center for International Trade and Transportation Policy and Steering Committee (CITT). These awards are sponsored by the Alliance for Community Media (ACM), a national organization of community, educational, and governmental TV producers.