Panama 

Starting today, it’s been 100 years of ships short-cutting their way through Panama’s canal. This little film, in addition to having some ham-fisted reminders of colonialism and cheese peppered in, has some remarkable early documentary footage of the canal’s construction. It’s a ditch that changed the Western world. And in case you’ve ever wanted to know how much explosive material it takes to “bow to American genius and engineering,” it’s exactly 25 million pounds of dynamite.   


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