environment

RARE – CREATURES OF THE PHOTO ARK
Part 2 of 3

 

Discover the diversity, beauty and value of thousands of species at risk of extinction, and travel the globe with renowned photographer and Photo Ark founder Joel Sartore in his quest to document them.

 

Part 2 of 3
Journey with Joel to Spain, where he photographs the Iberian lynx, and to China to film the Yangtze giant softshell turtle. In Cameroon, he hopes to glimpse the amazing Cross River gorilla, the rarest in the world.

 

RARE – CREATURES OF THE PHOTO ARK
Part 1 of 3

 

Discover the diversity, beauty and value of thousands of species at risk of extinction, and travel the globe with renowned photographer and Photo Ark founder Joel Sartore in his quest to document them.

 

Part 1 of 3
Joel Sartore travels to Madagascar and the Florida Keys on his mission to photograph beautiful and endangered animals for the Photo Ark. In Florida, he checks in on the key deer, a species that he first saw 20 years ago.

 

NOVA
Mystery of Easter Island

 

A remote, bleak speck of rock in the Pacific, Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722. How and why did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues, or moai, weighing as much as 86 tons each? And how did they transform a presumed paradise into a treeless wasteland, bringing ruin upon their island and themselves? NOVA explores controversial recent claims that challenge decades of previous thinking about the islanders, who have been accused of everything from ecocide to cannibalism. Among the radical new theories is that the islanders used ropes to “walk” the statues upright, like moving a fridge. With the help of an accurate 15-ton replica statue, a NOVA team sets out to test this high-risk, seemingly unlikely theory – serving up plenty of action and surprises in this fresh investigation of one of the ancient world’s most intriguing enigmas.

 

GREAT YELLOWSTONE THAW
Part 3 of 3

 

Journey to Yellowstone National Park, where wolves, grizzlies, beavers and owls survive one of the greatest seasonal changes on the planet. As the temperature swings 140 degrees, cameras capture how the animals cope. The series is hosted by renowned paleontologist and author Kirk Johnson.

 

Part 3 of 3
The water from the thaw has flowed away and a lack of rain has left the ground tinder dry. A major blaze breaks out in the Beartooth Mountains.

 

GREAT YELLOWSTONE THAW
Part 2 of 3

 

Journey to Yellowstone National Park, where wolves, grizzlies, beavers and owls survive one of the greatest seasonal changes on the planet. As the temperature swings 140 degrees, cameras capture how the animals cope. The series is hosted by renowned paleontologist and author Kirk Johnson.

 

Part 2 of 3
Cameras continue to follow the wildlife dramas in Yellowstone as spring brings many new challenges. A family of beavers is busy making the most of the spring vegetation. A mother grizzly and her cubs – and explains that the biggest dangers come not from other predators, but surprisingly from their own kind.

 

GREAT YELLOWSTONE THAW
Part 1 of 3

 

Journey to Yellowstone National Park, where wolves, grizzlies, beavers and owls survive one of the greatest seasonal changes on the planet. As the temperature swings 140 degrees, cameras capture how the animals cope. The series is hosted by renowned paleontologist and author Kirk Johnson.

 

Part 1 of 3
Learn whether the brutal winter weather will favor predator or prey. Find out how Yellowstone’s unique geology affects the mighty bison. Can the grizzlies that emerge early survive? Are the wolves and Great Gray owls in danger of starvation?

 

PACIFIC HEARTBEAT
Mele Murals

 

This film is about the transformative power of art through the unlikely union of graffiti and ancient Hawaiian culture. At the center of the story are two renowned street artists – Estria Miyashiro (aka Estria) and John Hina (aka Prime) – a group of Native Hawaiian youth, and the rural community of Waimea on Hawai‘i Island. The story is a look at how public art and Native Hawaiian traditions transform the artists, students and community.

GLOBE TREKKER
Tough Boats: The Nile, Egypt

 

Trekker Holly Morris travels down the iconic Nile River from Aswan to Cairo visiting some of the greatest sites of antiquity from the age of pharaohs, including the temples of Ramses the 2nd in Abu Simbel, the Valley of the Kings and the Great Pyramids.

 

INDEPENDENT LENS
The Prison in Twelve Landscapes

 

In the United States, there are over 2 million people in prison, up from only 300,000 40 years ago. Yet for most Americans, prisons have never felt more distant or more out of sight. A cinematic journey through a series of seemingly ordinary American landscapes, this film reveals the hidden world of the modern prison system and explores lives outside the gates affected by prisons.

 

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