They came from the North and soon the legend would say that they didn’t know fear. For hundreds of years, they were another name for “terror.” They were warriors, slavers, traders, explorers but also farmers, settlers, poets, loyal family members, and skilled craftsmen. Vikings tells their story.
Van Gogh leads viewers on a journey through the surprisingly short 9-year period of the artist’s career during which he painted more than 900 paintings. Told from the perspectives of three main characters — Ellen, a museum researcher, Peter, a film director, and Vincent van Gogh himself — Van Gogh follows in the artist’s footsteps, traveling from the Netherlands to Auvers-sur-Oise and passing through Arles, Saint-Rémy, and Paris. From the dazzling yellow of the artist’s famous cornfields to the deep blue of his famous night sky, audiences will rediscover the source of some of the most important works in art history.
Billabong Europe are stoked to announce the release of a new Billabong Adventure Division documentary film titled Vagues à l’âme (Waves of the Soul), produced by Vincent Kardasik and filmed entirely in 4K. This documentary film traces the history of the A/Div and its highlights since its creation, telling the whole story and unseen background of their extreme expeditions. United by the passion for big wave surfing, Benjamin Sanchis, Shane Dorian, and a bunch of friends have had the single objective of hunting and surfing the winter heaviest swells on the European coasts. Over the last eight years and multiple expeditions to the world’s heaviest waves, the Billabong Adventure Division crew has been searching for the perfect wave. Their efforts have yielded incredible imagery and historic rides such as Sancho surfing the biggest wave ever surfed in Nazaré in November 2014. The documentary features never been seen before footage and behind the scenes action from some of surfing’s most memorable sessions. The film is supported by XTreme Video, Monster, Nixon, and EQ.
USA – A West Coast Journey presents the most exciting and picturesque places of place of the Western United States in stunning 4K resolution.
Explore over 40 amazing destinations in California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and Colorado: From San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate Bridge to the pulsating night life of Las Vegas to the breath-taking natural wonders of the Grand Canyon and Yosemite. Filmed in Ultra HD resolution USA 4K – A West Coast Journey features spectacular aerial images, time-lapse cinematography and elaborate camerawork.
unReal is for those of us who escape. A film that celebrates breaking free from the confines of reality and venturing into a boundless world. This place isn’t remote or hard to find, and yet many never see it. Here, glacial walls transform into mountain bike trails, rain and snow aren’t the only elements to fall from the sky and thousand pound mammals become riding partners. Breathtaking visuals conjure feelings of awe and pure joy; feelings that only those of us who venture outside can truly understand. This film is dedicated to you—the dreamers, the rule-breakers, the ones who never grow up, the ones who know the secret—the ones who know the way into the unReal world.
A boy who dreams of flying grows up to make those dreams real, and tries to impress his childhood sweetheart by competing with a rival in an breathtaking aerial dogfight shot in the Grand Canyon. Pilots from the Air Combat Canada airshow team, and the world aerobatic champion enabled the filming of amazing aerial sequences.
Tsukiji Market is the world’s largest fish market. Every day, 1,700 tons of fish are sold to over 30,000 professional buyers in search of the finest fish from across the globe. Even computers cannot keep up with the amazingly fast pace of the auction — the most heated of which takes place over tuna. Complex human relationships and negotiations are on full display, but the deep trust between players creates a surprising spirit of harmony. The market is run by a network of experienced professionals as complex as the neural pathways of the brain. Go behind the scenes at the fascinating Tsukiji Market.
Thailand, Land of Smiles. Home to exotic food, dance, and temples. There are secrets in each temple. Hidden temples inside caves, majestic Grand Palaces, and more. Explore the wondrous mysteries of Thai dance where every movement of the hand and body tell a story. Sample the famous Thai spice and the exciting surprises of Thai Street food. Experience the unseen wonders of this Magical Kingdom.
A brand new travel show where the host takes you to some of the most interesting places in India – exploring the landscape, architectural marvels, bustling bazaars, sumptuous cuisines, and the distinct culture of each region. With a cultural history spanning more than 4,500 years, the most populous democracy is a traveler’s dream destination. This is a journey that promises to bring the colors, vibrancy, and the quintessential charm of India to your living room. So, lean back on your sofa and let the adventure begin.
It’s the country of Samba, carnival, football, and passion – Brazil! Two Korean actresses travel to Brazil in order to fulfill their bucket list. Whilst doing so, they take the viewers on a stunning 4K tour of the amazing cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, the dazzling Samba Carnival, and the breathtaking Iguassu Falls. Experience the vivid, colourful beauty of Brazil in stunning 4K!
We go along different trails around the planet – but we will not take the easy road.
Hiking and biking will help us to discover spectacular places and unknown land-sites from the Inca Trail in Peru through Spain’s Extremadura to the Way of St. James in Norway. We get to meet the local population, drink and eat the regional food and take part in fiestas and traditions. But we will also look for spaces to relax and visit the cultural sites. Travel through waterfalls and gorges to amazing peaks and cosy shelters. You will enjoy the trip – the active way!
Competitors take part in all 3 stages of the Tour de Tirol. The Söller Zehner, the Kaisermarathon Söll and the Pölven Trail.
On your mark! Get set! The boom of the starter gun indicates go and go they went. The Tour de Tirol is a stage race of about 75 km and 3650 hm, which takes place in Söll and lasts three days. On the first day, the finish line is set at 10km. The second day is a 52km marathon over a mountainous trail and the final day is a 23 km trail rum with plenty altitude. It is quite an insane challenge but with this race one gets to know one’s body, one’s limits, and one’s drive to succeed. From this race one finds out what one is capable of!
The Tour de Tirol started in 2006. It is a unique race with high standards within beautiful mountain sceneries of the Austrian Alps. We accompany Alexander Bille, 42 years old, hobby runner from the flatlands, during these three days, we watch him from above and along the route to the finish line and interview him before and after the race. He knew it would be hard, but he did not know how hard it was going to be.
How hard is it to do some of the toughest, oddest, most dangerous tasks on the planet? Andrew Younghusband (Don’t Drive Here, Canada’s Worst Driver) finds out first-hand as he delves into the world of terrifying heights, extreme sports, tough trades, small spaces, and strange hobbies. Younghusband’s wild quest takes him into the dangerous, weird and just plain crazy, as he meets people driven by passion who do jobs and partake in pastimes that often look impossible. But are they? In each episode, with minimal training, Younghusband struggles to keep up with the pros as they explain what they do, while showing him the ropes. From working as a window cleaner on a dauntingly high skyscraper and wing walking on a bi-plane in mid-air, to barefoot water skiing and racing lawnmowers, nothing is too scary or obscure for Younghusband to try at least once.
Join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever made to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes on this heart-pounding science adventure. Armed with a 70mm camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and unrelenting hail, and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created, the stars of Tornado Alley take audiences on a thrilling quest to experience a tornado’s destructive power at point blank range. Experience the adrenaline and the science of nature’s most dramatic phenomena!
Time Scanners is a ground breaking new series which uses state of the art laser technology and a team led by one of the world’s top engineers to uncover the engineering mysteries of the ancient world’s most iconic structures for the very first time.
This brand new laser technology and software reveals the world’s most iconic sites in a way never before seen, producing results that surprise even the experts.
The technology solves a host of new mysteries including: the pinpointing of the exact position of the Kings Burial Chamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, discovering how the Incas managed to build a their city on a mountain top, uncovering hidden temple structures underneath Petra’s sands, turning back time to show exactly where a WWII bomb exploded inside St Pauls Cathedral, revealing a completely new theory on how the Colosseum’s roof actually worked, and illuminating the secrets behind the construction of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.
The series combines the expert knowledge of one of the world’s foremost structural engineers Steve Burrows, WSP, the brains behind the Birds Nest Stadium in Beijing, together joined by a team of pioneering laser scanning researchers from the Centre for Advanced Spatial Technologies to unlock the secrets of the world’s greatest engineering achievements.
Intricately handwoven cotton and silk, with adorning embellishments of threadwork and embroidery – each uniquely crafted in India. It is through these colours, patterns, and textures that Indian designers express their individuality & creativity in this land of contrasts and contradictions. New York-based Smita Conjeevaram has returned to India to uncover the hidden gems of her native land, exploring the artistry and ancient traditions of the textile industry from the foothills of the Himalayas to the backstreets of Mumbai. Brought to life for the first time, Threads of India is an adventure like no other – a colorful feast for the eyes, a resounding musical treat for the ears, and an unparalleled cultural experience for the soul.