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Global Village S2014 Ep69

Global Village S2014 Ep69

Rendezvous With An Eagle - In the Philippines we see one of the rarest species on the planet, the Monkey-Eating Eagle. The national symbol is seriously endangered, but the Philippine Eagle Centre was set up in 1977 to research and help save this remarkable bird of prey. Methods include male staff courting and bonding with female birds. (Filipino Culture, in French, Tagalog & English) (Documentary) G CC

Global Village S2014 Ep68

Global Village S2014 Ep68

Extras: The Faces of Rome - Who are the people in the background of the films we see in cinema and on TV? What do we know about real life in Rome apart from its glorious history? This is a story about the unusual job of extras in the Roman film industry and about how their life reflects the everyday life of today's Rome, beyond the mask of tourism. Angelo Amoretti, Paola Carboni and Daniele Blando are three such extras in the Roman film industry. Every day, they struggle to get a job and earn their living. Through their daily lives, we get to know the backyard of Rome. (Part 2 of 2) (From Italy, in Italian) (Documentary) G CC

Global Village S2014 Ep67

Global Village S2014 Ep67

Extras: The Faces of Rome - Who are the people in the background of the films we see in cinema and on TV? What do we know about real life in Rome apart from its glorious history? This is a story about the unusual job of extras in the Roman film industry and about how their life reflects the everyday life of today's Rome, beyond the mask of tourism. Angelo Amoretti, Paola Carboni and Daniele Blando are three such extras in the Roman film industry. Every day, they struggle to get a job and earn their living. Through their daily lives, we get to know the backyard of Rome. (Part 1 of 2) (From Italy, in Italian) (Documentary) G CC

Global Village S2014 Ep66

Global Village S2014 Ep66

The Loggers of British Columbia - Forget the traditional image of lumberjacks sending logs down the rivers of North America. These days the cedars, spruce and pines of British Columbia are felled with chainsaws and taken out of the forest by helicopter. It’s dangerous and demanding work, but Cal Marsh and his crew wouldn’t have it any other way. The economic downturn is affecting them and the town of Revelstoke, but the demand for high-quality cedar is keeping them in business. Meanwhile British Columbia’s Ministry of Forests keeps a close eye on all logging activities and oversees the replanting of the logged areas. (Part 2 of 2) (From Canada, in French and English) (Documentary) G CC

Global Village S2014 Ep65

Global Village S2014 Ep65

The Loggers of British Columbia - Forget the traditional image of lumberjacks sending logs down the rivers of North America. These days the cedars, spruce and pines of British Columbia are felled with chainsaws and taken out of the forest by helicopter. It’s dangerous and demanding work, but Cal Marsh and his crew wouldn’t have it any other way. The economic downturn is affecting them and the town of Revelstoke, but the demand for high-quality cedar is keeping them in business. Meanwhile British Columbia’s Ministry of Forests keeps a close eye on all logging activities and oversees the replanting of the logged areas. (Part 1 of 2) (From Canada, in French and English) (Documentary) G CC

Global Village S2014 Ep64

Global Village S2014 Ep64

Maori Wakeup Call - One invented the New Zealander political Hip Hop and makes documentaries about global rap music. The other is in business with Korea, performs some Shakespeare, and fights for the sovereignty of his people. Here are two cross portraits of two atypical Maoris, two men who are nevertheless well in tune with their time and their land. But despite the recent efforts of the country’s white community, a feeling of injustice still lingers among Maoris who have long been deprived of their land due to unscrupulous British settlers. Today, the Maoris are waking up, with court appeals and basic racial prejudice. (From New Zealand, in English) (Documentary) G CC

Global Village S2014 Ep63

Global Village S2014 Ep63

New York! The World's Smallest Opera House - This episode looks behind the scenes of the world's smallest opera house, in the heart of New York. If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. That is precisely what Tony Amato, the son of an Italian butcher, thought when he came to New York in the 40s to realise his dream of owning an opera house. The house is three stories high and three windows wide. The hall feels no bigger than a living room, however its 107 seats are always sold out. Tony Amato continues to be the centre and linchpin of this miniature opera. He conducts, sings, jumps, laughs and grumbles all at once. At 88 years of age, Maestro Tony Amato is in the middle of the season's last production. With Silvio Rivier. (Documentary) G CC

Global Village S2014 Ep62

Global Village S2014 Ep62

New York! The World's Smallest Opera House - This episode looks behind the scenes of the world's smallest opera house, in the heart of New York. If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. That is precisely what Tony Amato, the son of an Italian butcher, thought when he came to New York in the 40s to realise his dream of owning an opera house. The house is three stories high and three windows wide. The hall feels no bigger than a living room, however its 107 seats are always sold out. Tony Amato continues to be the centre and linchpin of this miniature opera. He conducts, sings, jumps, laughs and grumbles all at once. At 88 years of age, Maestro Tony Amato is in the middle of the season's last production. With Silvio Rivier. (Part 1 of 2) (Documentary) G CC

Global Village S2014 Ep61

Global Village S2014 Ep61

Taipei 101 - Taipei is said to be one of the most exiting cities in South Asia. One symbol of the city's economic power is the "Taipei 101", tower currently the highest building in the world. It is built like a bamboo cane and constructed according to the rules of Feng Shui. Those who work there are among Taipei's most successful people. This documentary follows three of the employees: a facility manager, a shop assistant and a clerical worker. They have nothing in common apart from the fact that they all work in the world's highest building. With Silvio Rivier. (Part 2 of 2) (Documentary) G CC

Global Village S2014 Ep60

Global Village S2014 Ep60

Taipei 101 - Taipei is said to be one of the most exiting cities in South Asia. One symbol of the city's economic power is the "Taipei 101", tower currently the highest building in the world. It is built like a bamboo cane and constructed according to the rules of Feng Shui. Those who work there are among Taipei's most successful people. This documentary follows three of the employees: a facility manager, a shop assistant and a clerical worker. They have nothing in common apart from the fact that they all work in the world's highest building. With Silvio Rivier. (Part 1 of 2) (Documentary) G CC

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