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Tea Road To The Skies: In The Kingdom Of Green Gold
It is in the subtropical rainforests of Southwest China that our journey to the land of tea begins. We witness the harvest of wild tea, from the original and gigantic tea trees (camellia sinensis) but also the collecting of cultivated tea, the famous Pu'er Tea which is still cultivated here…
Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists
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Adventurer and journalist Simon Reeve heads to east Africa to uncover the stories behind Britain's favourite drink. During a fascinating journey, Simon discovers the history and issues of the tea trade. Many assume that the leaves that go into everyday teabags come from India or China but in fact they…
Tea Road To The Skies Series
Follow this documentary as it goes into the ancient journey of tea and the beautiful poetry in its long travels. It begins in China were the international treasure is harvested, but where will it go? And what is it worth?
Spend It All
Blank journeys down the bayous and byways of Southwest Louisiana in this riveting portrait of the region's Cajun community.
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Tea spills in China, wine in France and blood in Guatemala, as Coca-Cola teaches the world to acquire a taste for "The Real Thing." But as Coke -- and Pepsi -- are busy abroad conquering new markets, upstart colas are nipping at their heels back home. From the jungles of…
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Short Films of Les Blank III [Student Films]
Les Blank attended USC School of Cinematic Arts and pursued a Ph.D. in communications. These sudent films, made from 1960-1962, represent his initial interest in making narrative films. Three of the films freature his wife at the time, Gail Blank, and he himself appears in two of the films as…
Think Before You Drink
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