Presented in Chronological Order
Monday 6/9 at 10:00 pm
The Brazilian capital of Sao Paulo hosts the largest Japanese population outside of Japan. Within this little-known niche – the result of a century-old diaspora – lies a thriving arts community. WEST ENCOUNTERS EAST explores the unique fusion of Eastern and Western artistic traditions in the works of well-known and emerging Japanese-Brazilian artists. The documentary examines their lifestyles, traditions, culture and art while exploring the themes of immigration, dual identity, alienation and assimilation in their work. Art historian and collector Stella M. Holmes guides viewers through Brazil’s art world, introducing the artists and discussing their modes of expression and creative processes.
Monday-Tuesday, 6/9-10 at 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Join Michael Palin in Brazil, where he travels from the lost world of Amazonia to the buzzing metropolis of Rio de Janeiro, meeting the people and visiting the places that shape this South American nation
“Out of Africa”
Monday at 8:00 pm
Join Palin as he visits vaqueros, learns to drum and cook Bahian-style and studies capoeira moves.
Monday at 9:00 pm
Travel with Palin on rivers through the very heart of Amazonia.
“The Road to Rio”
Tuesday at 8:00 pm
Head to Rio with Palin to learn about the vibrant city that will host next Olympics and World Cup.
“The Deep South”
Tuesday at 9:00 pm
See what Brazil has to offer the world as it takes its place as a potential new superpower.
Tuesday 6/10 at 7:00 pm
This program is a modern day quest to find the truth behind one of exploration’s greatest mysteries: what happened to famed adventurer Col. Percy Fawcett, who went looking for a city of gold — the Lost City of “Z” — in the Amazon in 1925 and disappeared in the jungles of Brazil forever? New archaeological digs, the science behind the discovery of “newly found” jungle cities and clues collected over the years reveal the fate of Fawcett. The program unravels the truth of what really happened to Fawcett and shares surprising finds that are causing experts to re-think the image of a pristine uninhabited Amazon rainforest: a place that before Columbus, may have had large populations living in sophisticated towns and cities. Fawcett may have actually discovered these ruins fueling his fervor to find the city of gold.
Tuesday 6/10 at 10:00 pm
Travel writer Richard Bangs, the longtime host and writer of the Emmy-winning Adventures With Purpose launches a new series designed to re-awaken viewers’ sense of wonder. RICHARD BANGS’ SOUTH AMERICA: QUEST FOR WONDER follows Bangs as he seeks out the continent’s most revered sites and natural wonders – from its bone-rattling waterfalls to its ancient, sacred citadels. He visits awe-inspiring Iguacu Falls in Brazil and Argentina; mystical, remote Easter Island deep in the Pacific; the architectural ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru; and the biologically diverse Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador.
AMERICAN PHARAOH – New!
Monday, 6/16 at 9:00 pm
This documentary about the Egyptian National Football Team, their American coach, Bob Bradley, and the team’s quest to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil follows the team on and off the pitch, and offers a unique window into events unfolding in Egypt following the historic revolution. Bradley arrived in Cairo in late 2011 and found a country and a team in chaos. The rebuilding of the team offers a powerful metaphor for the rebuilding of Egypt and the country’s journey toward democracy