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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…
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.…
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,…
Maidentrip - A Teen's Solo Voyage Around the World
14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out - camera in hand - on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. In the wake of a year-long battle with Dutch…
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,…
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…
The Love Market
In the highlands of North Vietnam lies the remote town of Sapa, home to a mosaic of colourful hill tribes. Sapa opened to tourism in the late 1990s, and now roughly 200 hill tribe girls aged 7 - 18 years…
Undiscovered Haiti with Jose Andres
PBS
Join world-renowned chef Jose Andres on an exploration of the most unknown - and some say, the most beautiful - country in the Caribbean. While most Americans know Haiti only through its disasters (earthquake, hurricane, poverty), Jose explores the UNDISCOVERED…
Mali to Egypt
BBC
Documentary series in which Dan Cruickshank travels the world in search of man's greatest creations. Dan's latest journey reaches new heights of discomfort in the heat and dust of the desert - via the breathtaking circumcision paintings of the Dogon…
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,…
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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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…
Walking The West - 2600 Miles from Mexico to Canada Along the Pacific Crest Trail
A New Zealander and an Irishman, quit their jobs, cash in their savings and walk 2,626 miles from Mexico to Canada along one of the longest and most challenging foot trails in the world, the Pacific Crest Trail.
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…
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…
Minds In The Water
Follows the quest of professional surfer Dave Rastovich and his friends to protect dolphins, whales and the oceans they all share. Through Dave's journey--a five-year adventure spanning the globe from Australia to the Galapagos, Tonga, California, Alaska and Japan--we see…
The Fatal Game - Climbing Mount Everest
In 1994, after on exhausting climb to the summit of Mt. Everest, Mike Reinberger and Mark Whetu reach their goal, but realise it is too late to return to camp before nightfall. They know their decision to camp in the…
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…
Impact Of Tourism: Majorca
Majorca has given millions of people cheap holidays and brought prosperity for Majorcans -- but at a cost. There is heavy hotel development on the coast and there are outsiders buying second homes inland. There's too much traffic and not…