Thalassa Series 5
A tribute to Nicole van de Kerchove (born 1945), a French woman sailor who died in Patagonia, Chile, in February 2008.
This episode tells the life story and follows the nautical adventures of first-class sailor and talented pianist Nicole van de Kerchove, notably her cross-Atlantic expedition on board a small boat towed by kites, her trips to Patagonia on board her nine-metre steel cutter (one of them with her fourteen-year-old daughter) and her expeditions to the North Pole.
She died of a heart attack on 11 February 2008 while on the island of Navarino in the far south of Chile.
Salvador de Bahia, an African City
Salvador de Bahia’s Afro-Brazilian community.
Salvador de Bahia’s “Black Power” is located in the neighbourhood of Liberdade, the largest black shantytown in Brazil.
It's home to the percussionists of the famous Ilê Aiyê band, whose music is closely linked to the singing and drumming traditions of Africa.
Another African legacy is the Candomblé, a blend of animism and Catholicism that survived three centuries of slavery and repression. Different aspects of Salvador de Bahia’s Afro-Brazilian identity are explored by Mario, the conductor of Ilê Aiyê; Vovô, a community leader and Ilê Aiyê's co-founder; and Christian, a photographer.
The amazing secrets behind modern day superstructures.
From the canvas to the kitchen, renowned artworks recreated by celebrated chefs.