Geography


New! The Himalaya Connection 58 min.

The collision zone of the massive Indian and Asian tectonic plates is one of the most seismically active places on Earth. These plates trace an arc beneath the Himalaya Mountains and run south below the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta, an area that is inhibited by billions of people. This program follows earth scientists working in seven countries who are urgently investigating this high-risk zone.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

I Am Catalan 13 min.

Catalonian identity is about more than a yes or no vote. While the north-eastern Spanish region prepares for the potential declaration of independence, many of the 7 million-strong Catalonian population worry that mainstream media is not representing their voice. We went to Catalonia to ask a variety of people about their identity and what independence means for them.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Restoring Paradise: An American Story 156 min.

Just 25 miles off the coast of Los Angeles, the Channel Islands are a paradise that was found, lost, and, in an ecological battle, regained. In a time machine journey alongside scientists involved in their salvation, we come to understand how this tiny group of islands has become a crucible for the reshaping of our relationship with nature.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Restoring Paradise: An American Story—Episode 1 52 min.

Arriving at the islands 13,000 years ago, the Chumash people discovered a true paradise. Life was so abundant, both on land and in the sea, it made it seem like resources were infinite. That is, until the first European colonists came to settle.

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Restoring Paradise: An American Story—Episode 2 54 min.

Disrupting the natural equilibrium of this paradise, successive waves of settlers and visitors used the islands for cattle farming, a vacation destination for the Hollywood elite, and, during World War II, a military base. Pristine nature was turned into a vast wasteland.

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Restoring Paradise: An American Story—Episode 3 54 min.

After centuries of intense exploitation, the marine and terrestrial ecosystems of the islands had been devastated. To bring back the paradise once lost, a massive restoration plan was designed. But it is subject to many controversies.

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Amsterdam 51 min.

Amsterdam is a city that pioneered much of modern life, from multinational trade to the way we design our homes. To find out how, Janina Ramirez and Alastair Sooke take us on a tour of the city's cultural hotspots. They introduce us to the paintings of Jan Steen, take us on an entertaining tour of the canals that helped build Amsterdam, and explore the city’s reputation for tolerance, in the oldes...

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Barcelona 52 min.

Although Barcelona is famous for exuberant modernista buildings, the Gothic Quarter, and big names like Picasso, Janina and Alastair are determined to discover some less well-known cultural treats. Getting away from the crowds on the Ramblas, they seek out the designs of an engineer who arguably put more of a stamp on the city than its star architect, Antoni Gaudí; the Romanesque frescoes that ins...

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Secret Cities 150 min.

The fascinating stories behind the art that has shaped three dazzlingly beautiful cities. Amsterdam, St. Petersburg and Barcelona are visited by tourists in their droves who tread well-worn paths around great galleries, palaces and plazas. But in this series, art historian Janina Ramirez and art critic Alastair Sooke reveal the essence of each city in a fresh and fascinating way by going off the b...

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St. Petersburg 53 min.

Dr. Janina Ramirez and Alastair Sooke explore St. Petersburg through its dazzling art and architecture. They want to see how art has been used to enhance prestige and power since the founding of the city by Tsar Peter the Great. Surrounded by vast palaces, gilded domes, and imposing Soviet monuments, Janina and Alastair discover a city where art has always taken center stage.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017