PEOPLE & CULTURE

Chosen People – Episode 1

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.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2000

Episode: 1 of 2


 

A Wing and a Prayer

Mark Oremland had a dream – to own his own DC-3 aircraft and fly it from England to his home country New Zealand – recreating the famous flight by Jean Batten who in 1936 became the first person to fly this route. Several people join him on his adventure. The journey is fraught with bad weather, bureaucratic nightmares and engine breakdowns in remote places and towards the end of the journey near disaster strikes. Will Mark realise his dream or could this journey be the last of its kind?


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2013

Episode: 1 of 1


 

From The World of Peyo To Planet Smurf

Almost twenty years ago, on Christmas Eve 1992, Pierre Culliford, better known as Peyo, passed away. In the Summer of 2011, his little blue creations made their first appearance in 3D in theatres worldwide in the hugely successful “The Smurfs” movie and they will be continuing their big screen adventures in 2013 with the second installment.

Now is therefore the ideal moment to delve into the magical world of Peyo and discover how the Smurfs and Peyo’s other creations, Johan & Peewit, Steven Strong and Pussy all came into being. Follow his family, friends and former colleagues as they share their memories and stories of Peyo the man and Peyo the artist.


Episode Length: 00:52:00

Year: 2011

Episode: 1 of 1


 

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