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Air Date: Thu, Jun 11, 2020 10:30 PM
In the twentieth century, the Maori of New Zealand all but lost their tattooing tradition. Only the women who continued to sport the traditional chin design ensured that the art did not disappear completely. Today, a tattoo renaissance is underway, and artist Gordon Toi plays a key role in the process.
Air Date: Wed, Jun 10, 2020 8:00 PM
A filmmaker investigates his traumatic encounter with a 30-ton humpback whale that breached and almost landed on him while he was kayaking. What he discovers raises far bigger questions about humans’ relationship with whales and their future.
Air Date: Fri, May 29, 2020 9:30 PM
See how climate change and a booming tourism trade threaten the fragile economy of Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, and meet the local artists, ecologists and developers balancing their strong cultural heritage with modern-day challenges.
Air Date: Wed, Apr 29, 2020 9:00 PM
Travel into the past to see how water may have driven our own evolution — and created civilizations.
Air Date: Sat, Apr 11, 2020 9:30 PM
Interviews with former children who survived the Holocaust concentration camps and who were rehabilitated in a disused aircraft factory overlooking Lake Windermere in the UK, and whose experiences in adjusting to freedom in a foreign country were dramatised in The Windermere Children (2020).
Air Date: Sat, Apr 11, 2020 8:00 PM
Child survivors of the Holocaust are brought to an estate near England’s Lake Windermere to recuperate with the help of volunteer therapists. Without their families, they find kinship in each other and form bonds that give them hope for the future.
Air Date: Thu, Jan 30, 2020 10:00 PM
From modern art to beading and leather work to drumming, and music, we’ll follow Native American artists with a connection to the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming through their creative process. These artists explain how their art connects them to their tribal past, present, and future.
Air Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2019 9:00 PM
A year since the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi, an investigation into the Saudi Crown Prince. His vision for the future, his handling of dissent, and his ties to Khashoggi’s murder.
Air Date: Thu, Sep 12, 2019 10:30 PM
Western Samoa is one of the few places on the planet where traditional tattooing continued unimpeded through the colonial era. Sua Peter Suluaʻpe is a contemporary master of the craft. With his father and brothers, he works out of a cultural village in the heart of Apia, the Samoan capital.
Air Date: Thu, Aug 29, 2019 10:00 PM
Jay Soule is a multidisciplinary artist known as “Chippewar” in the Indigenous community. His internationally-recognized work expresses much of the angst of today’s Indigenous population in Canada. Adopted at five years of age, Jay was taken from his birth mother and grew up outside his home community.
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