Can a river speak, and, if so, are we listening?
Instead, they devote themselves to prayer and contemplation. Eighty years after it was established, a glimpse inside an Auckland monastery reveals simplicity and contentment born of another time.
Join the young and talented recruits of China’s Wuqiao School of Acrobatic Arts as they push themselves to extremes trying to achieve that perfect performance–with dreams of making it as a professional elite acrobat.
An Aboriginal hunter takes an Emmy-winning cinematographer on a survival quest through Australia’s Arnhem Land armed with little more than a spear and ancient survival skills.
It’s the birthplace of kung fu and Zen Buddhism. Home to an ancient sect of warrior monks. The thousand year old legend that is Shaolin Temple. They’ve survived battling warlords and the wars and upheavals of the twentieth century but will fists and faith be enough to ensure Shaolin survives the grip of modernization? Or will a corporate face lift change Shaolin forever? Get ready as a new generation of monks train for the fight of their lives…
Enter the amazing world of sword-swallowers and meet some of the fearless performers who swallow 24 inches of steel for a living.
‘International SOS’ runs the world’s leading evacuation and medical emergency services’ company. For the first time this company allows a film crew an inside look at its busiest alarm centre.
Enter the bizarre world of animal imitators and learn what drives people to undergo extensive body modification to closer resemble their favourite animal.
The North Pole and the South Pole are icescapes that seem and look very alike, but look closer and you will find they are as opposite as night and day, summer and winter, for the Arctic and Antarctic are literally poles apart.
Journey deep into the jungles of Borneo in search of the last few remaining traditional Iban tattoo artists, in a daring attempt to help the Iban keep their ancient practises alive.
Enter the bizarre world of daredevil performers who blast themselves out of giant cannons for a living.
Join China’s jade hunters as they gamble their lives on finding precious stones hidden high up in the Kunlun Mountains
The Pirate Patrols goes behind the scenes of Malaysia’s various waterborne prevention teams and follows their efforts to combat piracy in the Strait of Malacca, the world’s busiest waterway.
Myths and legends about mutations exist in popular culture and ancient folklore, but in reality mutation is part of all life on earth and is crucial for survival.
Enter a world where people endure dangerous and painful ordeals for the sake of their beliefs.
Rethinking the way the New Zealand legal system describes the environment, and how people treat it, is the life’s work of law professor Jacinta Ruru.
After months of training, the young performers of China’s only Ice Acrobatics troupe are ready to show the world their unique take on this ancient art. But an unexpected run of technical catastrophes threatens to destroy their dream.
Seismic engineering is failing to anticipate the complexity of earthquakes.
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