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Part of the Series: The Great Directors
This film traces the evolution of Animation from the earliest feature, Winsor McCay's Gertie the Dinosaur, and the genius of Walt Disney to the CGI megahits of studios like Pixar in Animation's Second Golden Age.
The Long Search - Exploring Basic Beliefs of the World's Major Religions
An American Film Festival Red Ribbon winner, THE LONG SEARCH series gives a balanced treatment of a force that is sadly neglected in most educations, the basic beliefs of the major religions in the world today. Ronald Eyre takes the viewer on a pilgrimage beginning in London and spanning 150,000…
The Great Directors - The Making of 21st Century Hollywood
In the 21st Century, Hollywood has retained the glitz and glamor of its past as well as its great studios. But the genius of American cinema is that it has evolved with the times. Directors have become the creative force behind films, while movies themselves, from documentaries and animation to…
21st Century Turning Points in U.S. History (2000 - 2017) - An In-Depth Look at the Groundbreaking Events of the 21st Century
Examining the most significant events in America since the turn of the century. A nation under attack on her own soil, a natural disaster destroying one of her major cities, Americans facing the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, and the nation's infrastructure - roads, water systems and electrical…
Confronting Future Challenges
Part of the Series: Human Geography
In the 21st century, the Earth's surface is being reshaped and reorganized on a scale unprecedented at any other time in the planet's history. It is a change directly caused by humans. In program eight Alec Murphy investigates why geographical concepts and insights are critical to the effort to confront…
The Tools of Human Geography
Part of the Series: Human Geography
Alec Murphy introduces the techniques and tools of human geography that human geographers have developed for understanding the ever-changing human landscape. It is this knowledge that is proving to be absolutely critical for success in the complex, globally interconnected world of the 21st century.
Industrialization and Economic Development
Part of the Series: Human Geography
Economic growth, wealth creation, outsourcing, economic inequality, resource distribution, and the uneven penetration of the global economy are phenomena that have a strong geographic base. In program 6 Alec Murphy looks at how human geography can make sense of the economic world in the global economy of the 21st Century.
Human Geography - Making Sense of Planet Earth
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY: MAKING SENSE OF PLANET EARTH presents human geography's unique perspective. Human geography focuses on the distribution of places and human traits across the globe and their connection to one another. Presented by acclaimed geographer Alec Murphy this incredible series shot in HD reviews significant discoveries, individuals, and theories…
Cities and Urban Land Use
Part of the Series: Human Geography
In 1800 only 3% of the world's population lived in cities. Now in the 21st century more than half of humanity lives in urban areas. Program seven examines where cities are located, how are they organized, and what are they like and how by answering these questions we can begin…
The Long Chain
Part of the Series: Connections
Burke traces the invention of the fluyt freighter in Holland in the 16th Century, which - via the development of tar designed for ship hulls - eventually leads to the discovery of ammonia. The search for artificial quinine to treat malaria led to the invention of artificial dyes, which Germany…
A Train Arrives at the Station - A Celebration of Film History's Most Famous Train Arrivals
Beginning with Ozu's The Only Son, Thom Andersen's latest cinematic treat, a documentary short, is an anthology of train arrivals, comprising 26 scenes from different films made between 1904 and 2015. Official Selection at the Locarno International Film Festival.
Alternative Lifestyles in California: West Meets East
Part of the Series: The Long Search
The spiritual impulse of the time steps beyond the boundaries of religious tradition - so wrote Theodore Roszak, spokesman for the counter-culture, who is Ronald Eyre's guide to the new religious concerns of people living in the San Francisco Bay area. Here religious ideas and life styles of East and…