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Black and Cuba - Students Explore Race and Society in Cuba
Black and Cuba follows street-smart Ivy League students who are outcasts at their elite university, as they band together and adventure to Cuba to see if revolution is truly possible. Intent on sharing their experiences, the students film their journey…
The Scripture of Nature
Part of the Series: Ken Burns: The National Parks
PBS
In 1851, word spreads across the country of a beautiful area of California's Yosemite Valley, attracting visitors who wish to exploit the land's scenery for commercial gain and those who wish to keep it pristine. Among the latter is a…
Innocents Abroad
A warmly amusing look at a bus-full of American tourists on a whirlwind tour of Europe. The eclectic soundtrack includes Mozart, Bob Dylan, Sandy Denny, Jonathan Richman, others. Innocents Abroad takes an amusing look at how Europeans and Americans stereotype…
Peru to Brazil
BBC
Dan Cruickshank sets out on television's most ambitious treasure hunt ever - to reveal the most beautiful and precious things made by man since the dawn of time. Filmed over five months and visiting over 40 countries, episode one takes…
The Last Refuge
Part of the Series: Ken Burns: The National Parks
PBS
By the end of the 19th century, widespread industrialization has left many Americans worried about whether the country - once a vast wilderness - will have any pristine land left. At the same time, poachers in the parks are rampant,…
The Struggle For Sustainable Tourism
The People of Santa Lucia, a farming community on the slopes of the Andes, were forced to abandon their traditional way of life because of laws brought in to protect the cloud forest where they live. THE ECO LODGE: Before,…
Impact of Tourism: Thailand
Beautiful beaches, wonderful scenery and friendly people -- Thailand seems the ideal tourist destination. But what don't they tell you in the holiday brochure? The Thai tourist authority is pushing "ecotourism", which, in theory at least, doesn't damage the environment.…
Impact of Tourism: Kenya
Tourism is Kenya's third largest source of income. Last year alone, more than half a million tourists spent their holidays here. But what don't the tourists see? MASAI MARA: The Masai Mara is one of the best-known game parks in…
Going Home
Part of the Series: Ken Burns: The National Parks
PBS
While visiting the parks was once predominantly the domain of Americans wealthy enough to afford the high-priced train tours, the advent of the automobile allows more people than ever before to visit the parks. Mather embraces this opportunity and works…
Common Roads - Pilgrimage and Backpacking in the 21st Century
While the label of 'pilgrim' is still mostly associated with devout persons leaving home with purely religious motives, young people taking to the road as 'backpackers' are generally perceived as adventure seeking globetrotters. Questioning these stereotypes, anthropologist and filmmaker Tommi…
Impact of Tourism: Amazon
Brazil now actively promotes the Amazon to tourists to bring money and jobs to locals. But how will tourism affect this environmentally vital area? And what form will tourism take? One option is "nature tourism". In the Amazon Ariau Towers,…
The Empire of Grandeur
Part of the Series: Ken Burns: The National Parks
PBS
In the early 20th century, America has a dozen national parks, but they are a haphazard patchwork of special places under the supervision of different federal agencies. The conservation movement, after failing to stop the Hetch Hetchy dam, pushes the…
Australia to Cambodia
BBC
Documentary presented by Dan Cruickshank revealing the most beautiful and precious things in the world. In the Australian outback Dan unearths giant termite mounds, edible juicy ants and erotic cave paintings, and then heads on to the wonders of Indonesia…
India to Sri Lanka
BBC
Documentary series in which Dan Cruickshank travels the world in search of man's greatest creations. In Calcutta, he tangles with a 10-armed naked goddess and is moved to passion in the Cave of Heavenly Maidens. Dan's on a journey of…
Japan to China
BBC
Documentary series presented by Dan Cruickshank revealing the most beautiful and precious things in the world. In Japan, he shows us a Samurai sword and a temple with a meditation garden. Moving on to China, Dan marvels at the Great…
Santorini—Impact of Volcanic Eruptions
Episode 1 of The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites Collection
Learn Professor Wysession's criteria for choosing more than 200 different geologic wonders in nearly 120 countries. Then explore the first on his list: the beautiful Greek island of Santorini, which is the relic of a volcanic eruption that had a…
World Tourism Case Studies
Tourism is a huge global industry which is having a major impact on the economy, culture and environment of many different countries. Five films explore examples from across the world. Clip #1: "China" - Clip #2: "USA" - Clip #3:…
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The Maldives—Geologic Paradox
Episode 28 of The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites Collection
Home to some of the world's most beautiful beaches, the Maldives in the Indian Ocean show the tranquil end-stage of ocean islands built on hotspots. The volcanoes beneath this coral reef archipelago are long since dormant, and the islands themselves…
African Rift Valley—Cracks into the Earth
Episode 4 of The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites Collection
Visit the African Rift Valley, a mid-ocean ridge in the making. From the Red Sea to Mount Kilimanjaro, tectonic forces are splitting Africa apart, forming a new ocean in the process. This impressive valley is also the site of many…
Flights & Fights - Inside the Low Cost Airlines
BBC
The inside story of the low cost airlines is a tale of big characters and big money. Ryanair's Michael O'Leary and EasyJet's Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou opened up new frontiers in the aviation industry as their airlines offered cheap flights to…