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ALCAN Highway - Adventure Road to Alaska

ALCAN Highway - Adventure Road to Alaska

The Far North has always called to the adventurous. It does today. In 1942, the US and Canadian governments were forced to build an overland route to Alaska - through 1500 miles of road-less wilderness. Watch the building of this highway, travel it in the dusty '50's, and revel in the beauty and wilderness of the highway today. Meet those who live along this road, relive the gold rush of 1898, search for trophy sheep by horseback and fly over Kluane National Park to view its abundant wildlife and thundering glaciers. A must for all travelers of the Alaska Highway...
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Beneath the Jungle... and Beyond

Beneath the Jungle... and Beyond

In Central America, ancient Mayan rituals are still practiced, cowboys rope and brand cattle, scuba divers explore the world’s second largest barrier reef, Mennonites still live in the Ninteenth Century. Beneath the jungle, thousands of ruins reveal that an extensive civilization flourished here at the same time as Roman and Egyptian civilizations were growing powerful. The Maya are still here, still flourishing... a diversity of life reaching far beyond the jungle.
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Bhutan - The Cloud Kingdom

Bhutan - The Cloud Kingdom

Like the many red-robed monks seen throughout the land, Bhutan purposely sought isolation from the rest of the world, and up to the latter part of the 20th Century, remained something of an unknown land filled with myth and legend. Join Tom Sterling as explores this captivating place...
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Canada's National Parks

Canada's National Parks

Canada is a colossal land spanning six time zones. Canada's parks are preserving the beauty and wild power of this land, and this video journey takes us through 21 Canadian parks from east to west. Frenchmen called voyageurs once explored these regions. Now wild creatures unify the parks and make them living refuges. See the natural heart - the true spirit - of Canada's National Parks...
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The Caribbean - Islands of Eden

The Caribbean - Islands of Eden

Cooling trade winds… scents of flowers and spice… dazzling white beaches and lapis skies… the islands of the Caribbean seem the epitome of relaxation. Yet, their history was of bloody pirates and wealthy plantations created by the labor slaves. The ruins of the plantations are still here to explore… along with a myriad of other hidden secrets that open to us. Our tour of 13 islands also includes meeting new Caribbean friends, going to the Saturday market on Grenada, Carnival in Trinidad and snorkeling at Buck Island underwater National Park...
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Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can

WinnerWinner of 6 National and International AwardsWinner
A two part collection: The Grazers (20 min) and The Predators (26 min) illustrates how the play of young animals manifests itself in adult behavior. The young grazers must learn to locate food, and how to keep from being eaten by a predator. The young predators must learn similar things, as well as how to kill for food. Filmed over many years in all natural environments, these animals are truly wild. Young elk, bison, antelope, Dall sheep, coyote, wolf, grizzly, black bear and otter are captured in exuberant detail. An educational film for youngsters, and adults too. Produced by Bob Landis...
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Discovering the Dutch

Discovering the Dutch

On this tour of the Netherlands, we visit 9 of the 12 Provinces and while seeing many of the popular sites, also discover the little known and fascinating aspects of this culture. From incredible Amsterdam to the North Sea and the borders of Germany and Belgium, the Dutch are weaving a remarkable tapestry of both past achievements and future accomplishments. We discover connections and contributions the Dutch have made...to the United States and the World. A fitting conclusion to our experience traveling throughout this remarkable reclaimed land from the water. Certainly affirming the popular saying, “God created the lowlands, but the Dutch created the Netherlands.”
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Egypt: of Pharaohs and Fables

Egypt: of Pharaohs and Fables

The meeting of a robed horseman at the Great Pyramids of Giza start us on our adventure into 5,000 years of human history. From Cairo with its markets, museums and historical places, to exploring tombs, temples and the people throughout this country, this video will hold your attention. Abu Simbal, Aswan, Luxor, Karnak, Alexandria, the Sinai Peninsula and oases are just part of the tour. Meet the Nubians, Bedouins, Copts and many others who make up the remarkable Egyptian culture...
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Exploring Costa Rica - Colors, Creatures and Curiosities

Exploring Costa Rica - Colors, Creatures and Curiosities

Exploring Costa Rica - Colors, Creatures and Curiosities is a close-up, hands-on, point-of-view journey throughout this country. From a treetop cable slide to the earth beneath your feet - from meeting the people, the stories, the wonders and wonderful critters - from the Atlantic to the Pacific, North to South, Sandy Mortimer will show you Costa Rica as you have never seen it ...truly a nursery of nature...

Hi, Sandy
My wife and I loved your presentation on Costa Rica in February. Both the photography and the commentary were outstanding—the best we have seen in many, many years. No one is better!
Sincerely yours,
Russell

Hi Sandy,
Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed watching your video Exploring Costa Rica which we obtained from our local library last evening. Very well done and informative. You really presented Costa Rica in a way that seems authentic and a place we would definitely like to visit. We’ll look forward to viewing your other films.
Best Regards,
Rick & Mike

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The Faces of Italy

The Faces of Italy

Italy gave us Michelangelo, Leonardo de Vinci and Galileo. Traditionally a vibrant people, the Italians remain so today. This presentation captures the scope and depth of this country and its people… the industrial surge toward the 21st Century as well as the enclaves of their historic past. The Italian Riviera, Roman Coliseum, The Forum and the Via Veneto at night are all part of our tour as we travel the Appian Way to Benevento and Brindisi on the Adriatic Sea, Venice, Milan, the Dolomites, Herculaneum, Pompeii and Florence. An intimate portrait of Italy and the Italians...
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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon

A mile deep, approximately ten miles wide, the Grand Canyon displays an immensity and grandeur that you will feel in this film. The canyon is more than a chasm, it's full of life... mule deer, desert bighorn, coyotes, mountain lions, desert tortoise and the rare Kaibab squirrel. A flash flood down a dry stream bed, running the river in a small boat, descending canyon walls by mule, a summer lightning storm and the magical appearance of tadpole shrimp are all here to fascinate and delight. Shown on PBS and The Discovery Channel...
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Ireland: Celtic Myths and Splendors

Ireland: Celtic Myths and Splendors

WinnerWinner - 2009 Bronze Telly AwardWinner
The country of Ireland has many stories to tell.... and some of them are true! There is no better place on earth about which to spin the tales of past and present, than this wild, woolly island off the coast of Europe. We venture around this magic spot to experience some of the splendors it possesses. And in the process meet Giants, Geniuses, Castles, Coffin Ships, Saints, Spirits and a whole lot more...
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Irish Stories & Glories

Irish Stories & Glories

Irish Stories & Glories is a sequel to Celtic Myths and Splendors. This film too, covers the entire Island of Ireland, including Northern Ireland, meeting the people, discovering the places, exploring the culture. The past is examined in a sequence on the Irish Famine, contrasted by the present, which we find in the less-obvious enclaves of remote spots throughout the country. But we also visit the major cities ...Dublin and Belfast, and several fascinating towns along the way. Irish Stories & Glories is a refreshing overview with captivating new stories about a country you only thought you knew...

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Israel: Stories from the Holy Lands

Israel: Stories from the Holy Lands

WinnerWinner - 1999 Silver Telly AwardWinner
The country of Israel is still evolving from the events which have shaped much of mankind for millennia. Many of the stories of the mightiest achievements and destruction of the human spirit were written here, and it seems that new chapters are being added everyday. Experience some of those stories as well as meet today's Israelis in this exploration of the crossroads of three continents... and three major religions...
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Jordan / Israel: More Stories from the Holy Lands

Jordan/Israel: More Stories from the Holy Lands

Our continuing journey through the holy lands explores the ancient land now known as Jordan. Sharing a border with Israel, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, Jordan is moving into the 21st century with a 9,000 year old footing in the past. No tour of Jordan would be complete without experiencing this country's amazing array of biblical and historical stories and surprises...
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Legends of Louisiana

Legends of Louisiana

There's more to Louisiana than just New Orleans and Mardi Gras. From the northern "Bible Belt" to the Atchafalaya Swamp in the south, Louisiana invites visitors to revel in its natural wonders. Explore prehistoric Indian mountains, voodoo, haunted plantations and deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana style. Indulge in an in-depth visit with the largest French speaking minority in America, the Cajuns. Join them for festivals, crawfish harvesting, faith healing, hand-fishing and their wonderful customs...
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Norway: From the Land of Vikings

Norway: From the Land of Vikings

Norway: From the Land of Vikings will cover the entire country from south to the North Cape, the northern-most point in Europe. We will visit all the major cities starting with Oslo - the capital - and the Constitution Day celebration, the biggest holiday in Norway after Christmas...
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Return to Sweden

Return to Sweden

A return to ancestral roots for an American born filmmaker, and a delightful present to all Americans of European descent. Travel from south to north through this country of crystal and midnight sun. Join cinematographer Dale Johnson in his journey through encounters with the Swedish people in their homeland - the Sami (Laplanders) as they round up their reindeer herds, the farmers as they stack their summer hay and the pretty girls as they dance around the maypole at mid-summer festival. Experience the wildlife, including the lynx, European grizzly, fox and moose as they roam through the lush forests in this supremely beautiful country...
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Seasons of the Otter

Seasons of the Otter

Otters are so proficient at capturing the fish they live on, that they have lots of time left over for play. And they seem to play with reckless abandon, sliding down steep canyons in deep snow, swimming under the ice in Yellowstone Lake. They submerge us into the lake to find strange underwater spires only recently discovered by man. Other creatures sometimes survive bitter winter seasons by stealing fish from the otter. Actually, they're pretty good at defending themselves, and this program catches some astonishing action between them, and coyotes, eagles, beaver, and even an occasional grizzly bear...
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Venture Alaska

Venture to Alaska

Alaska is full of surprises, flamboyance, astounding scenery, intimate portraits of wild creatures at their own work, a tossed salad of people in cities, villages and isolated outposts. The wild creatures still survive... and thrive in lonely, secluded places... along with the human characters that still infuse this place with adventure. All in the surroundings of unsurpassed natural beauty...
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Wild Alaska

Wild Alaska

From the alpine tundra in the shadow of Mt. McKinley to the broad expanse of the North Slope, this video magnificently portrays winter's icy lock-up to summer's abundant growth. The camera follows migrating caribou, the endangered musk ox, and a rare life and death struggle between a caribou and a grizzly. We also watch a family of wolves hunt for musk ox and the elusive polar bears that roam the North. The truly profound scenery provides a gorgeous background for this Alaskan adventure...
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Wildlife of Yellowstone

Wildlife of Yellowstone

Three of our films on the wildlife of Yellowstone, which have collected 22 awards and prizes between them, have been reformatted for inclusion in one DVD, the Wildlife of Yellowstone. The original titles include Song Dog about coyotes in the park, Elk of the Northern Herd, and Trumpeter Blues, a life history of the trumpeter swan in Yellowstone.
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Worlds of the Maya

Worlds of the Maya

Worlds of the Maya explores Belize and Guatemala, two of the countries that hold sites of great a classical Mayan past. They also are home to much of the Maya culture of today. a little known culture that has struggled through decades of challenge, and struggles now to adjust to the present...
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Yellowstone Trails & Tails

Yellowstone Trails and Tales

The Yellowstone National Park Lake region contains hundreds of unusual geologic features that sustains an immense variety of wildlife. Let’s join the river otters as they guide us through... to see bison, wolves, coyotes, fox, elk bighorn lambs and MUCH more, as we explore┬áthis truly unique world.

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Yellowstone: High Country Treasure

Yellowstone: High Country Treasure

Yellowstone was set aside as our nation's first national park because of its unusual geographic features: Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone Lake, Lower Falls and the geysers. We have captured unusual wildlife behavior throughout the four seasons. A male grizzly threatens young cubs, a coyote steals fish from an otter, an elk herd migrates in deep snow, a grizzly pursues an elk calf in a life or death chase. Shown on PBS and The Discovery Channel...
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Yellowstone: The Unfinished Song

Yellowstone: The Unfinished Song

A poignantly beautiful retrospection of the 1988 fires of Yellowstone National Park. It explains how and when the fires began, the methods used to fight and control it—the largest firefighting effort in history—and most important, the ongoing process of its rejuvenation. Monitoring the animals and their response to the flames and smoke is also documented. The regeneration of the burned areas is an ongoing process by which Yellowstone cannot be set in time. It remains The Unfinished Song in the continuing persistence of nature...
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Yellowstone Soundscapes

Yellowstone Soundscapes

This audio CD also has probably the best wolf and coyote calls ever
recorded. Our journey begins with the call of wolves over the moonlit landscape and progresses the listener geographically and temporally through Yellowstone Park, from place to place and from season to season...

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