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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…
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…
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…
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…
Great Nature
Part of the Series: Ken Burns: The National Parks
PBS
To battle unemployment in the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt creates the Civilian Conservation Corps, which spawns a "golden age" for the parks through major renovation projects. In a groundbreaking study, a young NPS biologist named George Melendez Wright discovers…
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,…
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.
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…
Peru to Brazil
Part of the Series: Around the World in 80 Treasures
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 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…
Santorini—Impact of Volcanic Eruptions
Episode 1 of The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders
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…
Japan to China
Part of the Series: Around the World in 80 Treasures
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…
Red Dot on the Ocean - Sailing Alone Through the Northwest Passage
Once labeled a "youth-at-risk," Matt Rutherford risks it all in a death-defying attempt to be the first person to sail alone and nonstop around North and South America. Professional sailors called him crazy and declared the journey "a suicide mission."…
The Morning of Creation
Part of the Series: Ken Burns: The National Parks
PBS
Following World War II, the parks are overwhelmed as visitation reaches 62 million people a year. A new billion-dollar campaign - Mission 66 - is created to build facilities and infrastructure that can accommodate the flood of visitors. A biologist…
Searching for Nepal
Searching For Nepal chronicles the emotional and cultural journey of a former Peace Corps Volunteer as he returns to Nepal, seeking out his adopted family in the aftermath of Nepal's Maoist civil war. Filmed entirely on location, this exotic, soul-searching…
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…
Ha Long Bay—Dramatic Karst Landscapes
Episode 15 of The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders
The picturesque limestone islands in Vietnam's Ha Long Bay are an example of mature karst topography. Discover how the bay's cone-shaped towers are related to the sinkholes in episode 14. The key to understanding their puzzling geology is to focus…
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…
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…
Mammoth Cave—Worlds Underground
Episode 12 of The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders
Water doesn't just flow on the surface; it also flows underground, carving caves in the process. The largest cave system in the world is Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. Discover how groundwater excavated this network of passages that extends…