Canals, gondolas and sumptuous palaces… the legendary clichés will always be there when you set out to explore Venice. But behind the splendour of a unique artistic and cultural heritage there lies hidden a real city, with its inhabitants and lifestyle organized to meet the site’s geographical limitations.
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Six mountain gorillas are found murdered, execution-style, by gunfire, in Virunga National Park. By chance, photojournalist Brent Stirton is there on assignment and he documents the scene. His photographs of the lifeless male silverback and his family are transmitted around the world. And the world responds in disbelief. Only an estimated 700 of these primates remain in the wild and now there are six fewer. In the end, one man will be falsely accused of the crime, one will stand trial and one will hold the park – and the remaining mountain gorillas that live there – hostage. The park rangers are the unsung heroes. Sworn to protect the park, they are a band of men outnumbered and out-armed by violent forces bent on erasing the natural resources that Virunga envelops. Namely, trees. Hardwood is transformed into charcoal, virtually the sole source of fuel for the hundreds of thousands of people who live there. It is a $30 million business that men will kill to protect.
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Cairns and the tropical North of Queensland is known as the Adventure Capital of the Pacific
• Helicopter visit to a Great Barrier Reef Sand Spit with Pete Jacobs, 2012 World Ironman Champion
• Cairns Adventure Festival – mountain biking through rainforest, ocean paddling along the Coral Coast & Ocean swimming off Green Island
• Feeding Giant Crocodiles, Aboriginal Dance Ceremony & Sailing off Port Douglas
• Ironman Cairns, Great Barrier Reef – 3000 competitors race on the world’s most spectacular race course
• Feature story on Chris McCormack, international ironman legend
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In 1947, the world’s leading photo-journalists chose ten families at random to represent our common humanity in the wake of war. That group of photographers went on to begin the Magnum Photos and included Henri Brsson, Roberta Capa, Goerge Roger and David Seymor. In the 21st century, the BBC tracked down these Chosen People throughout the world to learn of their lives over the extraordinary past half-century.
Will the Okamotos still be growing tea in high tech Japan? How did the Stieglitz family survive the turmoil of post war Germany? What has happened to Mexican farmer Pablo Gonzalez’s 18 children? And what of the Aluma family in war torn Southern Sudan?
Eight years in the making, ambitious in scope and poetic content, Chosen People travels across Italy, Japan, Egypt, Mexico, Germany, China, France, Sudan, England and the USA in search of our human story.
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