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Global Village S2014 Ep166

Global Village S2014 Ep166

Sikkim: The Ancient Wisdom Of The Shamans - The Lepcha people are one of the indigenous peoples of Sikkim, a former kingdom in the Himalayas that was annexed by India in 1975. The Lepcha have a centuries-old tradition of using medicinal plants to cure illnesses, and even mend bones. Bharat Pradhan is an ecologist who makes the long journey to the Lepcha Reserve to learn more about these plants from Dechen, a bongthing or shaman; and Sonam, a “bone doctor” whose nickname is Mandela. With Silvio Rivier. (Part 1 of 2) (From France, in English, Nepalese & Lepcha) (Sikkimese Culture) (Documentary) G CC

Global Village S2014 Ep165

Global Village S2014 Ep165

Railway Of Hope: Through Angola on a Locomotive - The major part of the railway line of Bengola (Angola) was destroyed during the civil war that devastated the country over several decades. Today, little by little, the track has been rebuilt. The train should improve economic development and make the most isolated areas benefit from the budding economic growth. (Part 2 of 2) (From France, in Portuguese) (Angolan) (Documentary) G CC

Global Village S2014 Ep164

Global Village S2014 Ep164

Railway Of Hope: Through Angola on a Locomotive - The major part of the railway line of Bengola (Angola) was destroyed during the civil war that devastated the country over several decades. Today, little by little, the track has been rebuilt. The train should improve economic development and make the most isolated areas benefit from the budding economic growth. (Part 1 of 2) (From France, in Portuguese) (Angolan) (Documentary) G CC

Global Village S2014 Ep163

Global Village S2014 Ep163

Spitsbergen: Icy Island - In the nineteenth century, Isfjord and its edges flanked with glaciers, were the kingdom of hunters and whalers. Today, this archipelago is known as Spitsbergen. As Autumn approaches, it is again cold and peaceful. Or it appears to be so. On board a high-speed motorboat, Rupert Krapp, reaches the isolated bays of Spitsbergen. A logistician and harbour agent, he supplies the weather and research stations spread throughout the archipelago. With Silvio Rivier. (Part 2 of 2) (From France, in French & Norwegian) Norwegian Culture) (Documentary) G CC

Global Village S2014 Ep162

Global Village S2014 Ep162

Spitsbergen: Icy Island - In the nineteenth century, Isfjord and its edges flanked with glaciers, were the kingdom of hunters and whalers. Today, this archipelago is known as Spitsbergen. As Autumn approaches, it is again cold and peaceful. Or it appears to be so. On board a high-speed motorboat, Rupert Krapp, reaches the isolated bays of Spitsbergen. A logistician and harbour agent, he supplies the weather and research stations spread throughout the archipelago. With Silvio Rivier. (Part 1 of 2) (From France, in French & Norwegian) Norwegian Culture) (Documentary) G CC

Global Village S2014 Ep161

Global Village S2014 Ep161

Knives For Survival - France is the great nation of the pocket knife. The most famous French knives are made in the Auvergne region. It is in the town of Thiers that the cutlers’ craft industry was born, several centuries ago. But the sector is threatened by poor quality knives manufactured in industrial quantities. With Silvio Rivier. (Part 2 of 2) (From France, in French) (Documentary) G CC

Global Village S2014 Ep160

Global Village S2014 Ep160

Knives For Survival - France is the great nation of the pocket knife. The most famous French knives are made in the Auvergne region. It is in the town of Thiers that the cutlers’ craft industry was born, several centuries ago. But the sector is threatened by poor quality knives manufactured in industrial quantities. With Silvio Rivier. (Part 1 of 2) (From France, in French) (Documentary) G CC

Global Village S2014 Ep159

Global Village S2014 Ep159

Anatolia - Land of the Apricots: This episode captures the harvesting of apricots as well as witnessing a family in upheaval. Millions of golden yellow fruits dry out in the sun. They are called 'Gold of Mesopotamia', the juicy apricots of Anatolia. On the plantations at the shore of the Euphrates grow 95 % of all apricots processed worldwide. But the idyllic atmosphere is deceiving: behind this picturesque façade, seething conflicts erupt among the old patriarchs about more self-determination and, above all, the concerns over climate change and its effects on the harvest are hovering. With Silvio Rivier. (Part 2 of 2) (From France) (Turkish Culture) (Documentary) G CC

Global Village S2014 Ep158

Global Village S2014 Ep158

Anatolia - Land of the Apricots: This episode captures the harvesting of apricots as well as witnessing a family in upheaval. Millions of golden yellow fruits dry out in the sun. They are called 'Gold of Mesopotamia', the juicy apricots of Anatolia. On the plantations at the shore of the Euphrates grow 95 % of all apricots processed worldwide. But the idyllic atmosphere is deceiving: behind this picturesque façade, seething conflicts erupt among the old patriarchs about more self-determination and, above all, the concerns over climate change and its effects on the harvest are hovering. With Silvio Rivier. (Part 1 of 2) (From France) (Turkish Culture) (Documentary) G CC

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