A disturbing documentary about the human consequences of environmental calamity which airs on The Nature of Things. … the program shows clear links between the medical emergency and a massive Soviet irrigation project launched in the 1960s. The project left the Aral Sea a desert and destroyed the economy and the way of life of a people.
Tony Atherton, Ottawa Citizen, March 19/01

Muynak has been ravaged by foolhardy irrigation policies which have drained rivers and left a crust of pesticide-laden dust in the basin of what was once the Aral Sea. The result has been an ecological and medical catastrophe.
Peggy Curran, Montreal Gazette, March 20/01

Bowie thrives on documenting complex human emotions.
Ian Nathanson, Ottawa Sun, March 21/01