Unusual Cultures

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Unusual Cultures (2012)

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While it might seem that our world has already been completely explored, it can still surprise us. Sometimes the surprise arises from the beauty of nature; at other times, it’s from the customs and traditions of the people who live on our planet. Unusual Cultures is a series that tries to discover and display the variety of planet Earth.

An observant traveler can still come across traditional cultures and forget the everyday stereotypes of our western society. And you don't even have to go so far to do it! A miracle of the unknown can be found among the Bedouins in the middle of the desert or in the center of Europe, where people also cling to their traditions and pass their ancient cultures down from generation to generation.

Episode List

Uniqueness may be found in many unexpected places. In this episode, we will compare the cultures of the poorest Indonesians with the ancient traditions of Crete.
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26 minutes
Jerusalem is the city where the world's three major monotheistic religions originated. It literally pulses with culture. In fabulously wealthy Bahrain, we will see traditional Islamic celebrations and ways of life.
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26 minutes
In this episode, we visit the Crimean peninsula in the Black Sea to meet Crimean Tatars, and then visit New Zealand to discover the traditions of the Māori, the country’s native people. The proud Māori minority, which was able to gain a privileged position ...
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South Moravia is located in the southeastern part of the Czech Republic and is named after the Morava River, which runs through the area. It is a region where living traditions give local people a stamp of authenticity that is truly unique in Europe.
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The Indonesian island of Bali is famous around the world for its unique and mysterious culture. We will also reveal the charms of the lesser-known neighboring island of Lombok, which holds its own with Bali.
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The Portuguese island of Madeira is well known around the world for its quality wines, wild nature and traditional artistic crafts. Then we travel to the theater of miracles that is Java, the gem of Indonesia, and the most densely populated island in the ...
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26 minutes
We head to the western hemisphere. We will visit the magical coral reefs of Belize and then its rainforests to explore the mysterious rituals of the Maya. From the Caribbean we will head south to Argentina and Mendoza. There, we will watch the harvest of ...
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26 minutes
The islands of Jersey and Taiwan, which are situated on opposite parts of the globe, are known as symbols of modern lifestyles. Despite their progressive approaches, their communities are literally obsessed with ancient traditions, which they carefully ...
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26 minutes
We explore two different sides of today’s Africa. First, we visit the ancient Moroccan city of Fez, a city closely linked to Islam for more than 1,000 years. Then we head south to Zimbabwe, a country that abounds in natural wealth and a rich history dating ...
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In this episode, we explore two nations with a Communist heritage. We begin with the Caribbean island nation of Cuba, still a Communist dictatorship, and the northern European country of Latvia, where Communist rule ended some 20 years ago.
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We will visit the heavenly island of Mauritius, where life unfolds in peace, harmony and wealth. Then it’s on to Ethiopia, one of the poorest places on the planet. Despite ever-present poverty, Ethiopia is a country with an unusual appeal and a rich and ...
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It is said that whoever has been to India for less than three months might as well not have been there. In that spirit, we will explore two of India’s remarkable places – Bombay (Mumbai) and West Bengal.
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26 minutes
We search for Count Dracula deep in the Transylvanian Alps and listen to the wild rhythms of the gypsies, and then we travel to the Isle of Man, where the parliament congregates in a meadow among sheep.
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