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Discovering the World – Saint Petersburg, City of Czars – Episode 225

Built on marshland by Peter the Great, the former capital of the Russian Empire has often been compared with Venice on account of its canals but also for its incredible cultural and architectural wealth. Pierre Brouwers and his camera guide us to the heart of one of Europe’s finest cities, giving us an insider view of the Hermitage Museum, the Summer Garden and many other exciting landmarks. But over and above the classic sites, this documentary film takes us right inside the magic of all-night living and alternative culture, guiding us, for example from one rooftop to another to unveil the city’s most spectacular perspectives.

Canals . The Neva . Bridges . The Fortress . Hermitage Museum . Palaces and Monuments . Krestovsky Island . Beaches . The Cruiser Aurora . Summer Garden . Alexander Nevsky Monastery . Saint Isaac’s Cathedral . Cathedral of the Holy Saviour on Blood . Nevsky Prospect . Metro . Moscow Station . Kuznietchny Market . Vodka Museum . Mariinsky Theatre . Tikhvine Cemetery . Jazz Festival . Night Life . All-Night Long . Alternative Culture . Etagi Loft . Rooftop Expedition . Czar’s Village . Peterhof . Saint-Petersburg from the Skies . Etc.

Episode Length: 00:52:00

Year: 2013

Episode: 225


Discovering the World – Qatar, Pearl of the Future – Episode 174

This Emirate, which has grown out of the desert, has been filmed by Pierre Brouwers from every angle. Qatar is in fact a new and rapidly developing country in the middle of a construction boom. Futuristic skyscrapers emerge from nothing, bedouins barter their camels for powerful 4 x 4s, falconers equip their birds with electronic devices, and the camel jockeys are now robots. A documentary with extraordinary images to outline the shape of a new country.


• Doha • The Corniche • West Bay • Museum of Islamic Arts • The souks • Shopping malls • Architectural styles • Dhows • Al Jazeera • Education City • Al Khalifa stadium • Aspire Academy • Golf • Horse racing • Falconry • Robot jockeys • Camel beauty contest • Zikreet • West coast and oil • Farming in the desert • Oryxes and gazelles • Mangroves and pink flamingoes • Al Ruwais fishing port • Al Zubera fort and excavations • Mesaieed • Gas processing • Tour of Qatar cycle race • 4 x 4s in the dunes • Quad-bike gymkhana • Inland Sea • Traditional wedding • Qatar from the air • Etc.

Episode Length: 00:52:00

Year: 2007

Episode: 174


Discovering the World – New York (2), the Show is in Town – Episode 238

New York is a non-stop show that you never grow tired of filming or photographing. A show that is constantly renewing itself. Each community celebrates its festivals in its own uninhibited and ostentatious way. Artists decorate every facet of a city where urban art fascinates for what it brings to light. The city, whose skyline bristles with sky-scrapers that seemingly climb ever higher, is awash with imagination.

Episode Length: 00:52:00

Year: 2016

Episode: 238


Discovering the World – New Zealand, Culture Shaped by Nature – Episode 237

Two main islands covered with green hills, or mountains with eternal snows, 60 million sheep for 4.5 million inhabitants, a bi-culture Maori and European population, and an insatiable liking for spectacular sports and the discovery of nature…. Every facet of New Zealand is pieced together in this film by Pierre Brouwers so that we can at last truly explore this country on the other side of the world.

Episode Length: 00:52:00

Year: 2015

Episode: 237


Discovering the World – Namibia, the Original Adventure – Episode 231

Elephants, giraffes, zebras, kudu buffalo and baboons amble across the roads in front of cars. Lunar landscape deserts and fabulous canyons provide a backdrop to some of the world’s finest dunes and form landscapes that defy the imagination.

Then the innate kindness of the Bushmen, Himba and Herero people further enhances the country’s appeal. In all his film reports,

Episode Length: 00:52:00

Year: 2014

Episode: 231


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