Exploring the World Series
South and Central America

Exploring the World Series - South and Central America
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Argentina - Buenos Aires, Ushuaia and the Falklands
Argentina, the second largest country in South America, offers a wide variety of natural wonders and cultural attractions. Our first stop is to the cosmopolitan capital city of Buenos Aires,…
Chile 1 - Santiago
Located in the heart of the Andes Mountains, Santiago was founded in 1541 by Pedro de Valdivia and is Chile's capital city; it is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city of over…
Chile 2 - Punta Arenas, Puerto Montt, and Valparaiso
Three cities provide insight into the culture and history of the South American country of Chile. The first city is Punta Arenas, located on the shores of the Straits of…
The Panama Canal Cruise
This program takes viewers on one of the most memorable cruises a person can ever experience - a voyage through history and the Panama Canal. This 10-hour cruise from ocean…
South America 1 - Brazil - Rio de Janeiro
Brazil's Rio de Janeiro is one of the most exciting and most visited cities in the world. Here we discover why with aerial and down-to-earth views of this popular destination.…
South America 2 - Uruguay - Montevideo
Uruguay is a small country, wedged between Brazil and Argentina in the southeastern part of South America. It's capital is Montevideo, a port city with beautiful beaches and weather; not…
South American Explorers' Cruise
Navigating the world began in the 16th century, and in this program we retrace the travels of some early explorers on a contemporary voyage around Cape Horn. Starting from Rio…

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South American Explorers' Cruise
Part of the Series: Exploring the World Series
Navigating the world began in the 16th century, and in this program we retrace the travels of some early explorers on a contemporary voyage around Cape Horn. Starting from Rio de Janeiro, we see aerial footage of the Cristo Redentor, the statue of Christ, atop Corcovado Mountain; also we find…
South America 1 - Brazil - Rio de Janeiro
Part of the Series: Exploring the World Series
Brazil's Rio de Janeiro is one of the most exciting and most visited cities in the world. Here we discover why with aerial and down-to-earth views of this popular destination. Here we see the Christo Redentor, Rio's most famous landmark, which is a statue of Christ with outstretched arms atop…
Into the Altiplano: Sea Kayaking Argentina, Bolivia & Chile
We went to South America's Altiplano, the mountainous desert region crossing the borders of Chile, Argentina and Bolivia, looking for water in the driest place on earth. We pulled kayaks behind, which sounds either Quixotic or foolhardy. During six weeks we traveled from sea level to 20,000 feet and ultimately…
Argentina - Buenos Aires, Ushuaia and the Falklands
Part of the Series: Exploring the World Series
Argentina, the second largest country in South America, offers a wide variety of natural wonders and cultural attractions. Our first stop is to the cosmopolitan capital city of Buenos Aires, a cultural centerpiece, which includes the La Boca district, a picturesque old port known as the birthplace of the Tango,…
Chile 1 - Santiago
Part of the Series: Exploring the World Series
Located in the heart of the Andes Mountains, Santiago was founded in 1541 by Pedro de Valdivia and is Chile's capital city; it is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city of over 5 million people, steeped in history that dates from the native Indians to the Spanish conquistadors. We begin our tour…
Chile 2 - Punta Arenas, Puerto Montt, and Valparaiso
Part of the Series: Exploring the World Series
Three cities provide insight into the culture and history of the South American country of Chile. The first city is Punta Arenas, located on the shores of the Straits of Magellan and the largest city in the region. Translated as "sandy point," the city is also known as "the city…
Discover Latino History - The Great Civilizations of South & Central America
Part of the Series: Discover Latino History
Discover the ancient civilizations that thrived in the Americas thousands of years before European settlers arrived. This program is the perfect supplement to any American history curriculum. Improve the self-esteem of students with Central or South American ancestry, while raising the overall level of historical understanding in teen viewers. Learn…
Estradeiros - Wanderers - Modern Nomads in South America
Comparable to "traveling hippies" dressed in worn-out, garish clothes, often filthy with disheveled hair, Estradeiros (wanderers) are diverse nomadic groups in Brazil and other Latin American countries. They consider themselves borderless and travel on foot from place-to-place selling handmade crafts from the portable displays they carry everywhere they go, at…
Exploring the World Series: Africa
"Highly Recommended! This is a colossal series that viewers will want to watch again and again; it is filled with insight, and the appeal of each destination is clearly defined." -CITC Review Filmed entirely on location, featuring world-famous attractions to lesser-known hideaways, various hosts and tour guides in this series…
Show Me Rio! - The Authentic Rio de Janerio Experience
The best way to discover a city is through its people. In this film, notable Rio residents like artist Vik Muniz, model Andrea Dellal, singer Chico Buarque, designer Oskar Metsavaht and mayor Eduardo, amongst others who show us "their" Rio de Janeiro. The amazing Tijuca Forest, the Carnival, the Sunday…
Andean Women
Aymara women voice a common paradox. In the film they express agreement with the dominant Hispanic ideal that women should be subservient to men and assigned to tasks appropriate to their limited strength and intellegence. Yet Aymara culture recognizes their equal contributions to survival. About the Faces of Change collection:…
Magic and Catholicism
The people of the Bolivian highlands blend in thought and practice the traditional magic of the region and the religion of their conquerors. A fatal automobile accident, coincident with the festival of Santiago, provides occasion for unique expressions of both faith and magic in the effort to influence events. Filmmaker:…