This documentary recreates the historical moment when it was decided to build a Roman aqueduct. An engineer received the order to choose a location for a town and to provide it with an aqueduct to guarantee its water supply. Isaac Moreno puts you in that engineer’s shoes. Using precise and elaborate computer simulations combined with superb surface and aerial pictures, he helps you understand the work and the engineering needed to build many of the ancient world’s most spectacular water supply systems. The techniques the Romans used to cross valleys, dig through mountains and decant the water will be clearly seen.
To end with, viewers will see the spectacular arches of the aqueducts of Tarragona and Segovia, the latter being the largest Roman civil engineering project on the Iberian Peninsula. Isaac Moreno will explain the reason it was built, showing us how to identify the Roman sections and those that have been added since and explaining the need and correct way to preserve this piece of true world heritage.This documentary series describes the ability of the Romans to accept and assimilate knowledge, no matter where it came from, and then perfect it in applying knowledge and resources to the construction of prodigious structures that were designed to create extraordinary cities.
Screening time: 12:30-1:21 PM, Saturday, May 4, 2019
Length: 50 mins.
Director: JOSE ANTONIO MUÑIZ
Distributor: ONZA PARTNERS