Discovering the World Season 2
S02 E01Dec 19, 2019
Qatar - Pearl of the Future Dec 19, 2019 Qatar is minute in surface area, but enormous in ambition. This Emirate has been filmed by Pierre Brouwers from every angle. Qatar is a new and rapidly developing country in the middle of a construction boom. Futuristic skyscrapers emerge from the desert, Bedouins barter their camels for powerful 4 x 4s, falconers equip their birds with electronic devices, and the camel jockeys are now robots.
S02 E02Dec 19, 2019
Istanbul - Byzantium Forever Dec 19, 2019 The only city to sit astride two continents, Istanbul, once Byzantium, and once Constantinople, is the economic and cultural capital of Turkey. Pierre Brouwers guides us through the city's many districts, plunging into everyday life while also visiting the most fabulous landmarks. Festivals and sumptuous aerial photography will give you a very privileged look inside the city of 1,001 nights.
S02 E03Dec 19, 2019
Egypt of the Pharaohs - The Museum of Cairo and Upper Egypt Dec 19, 2019 Take an exceptional journey to the heart of Ancient Egypt. Filming inside the Cairo Museum, and catching its inestimable treasures, was no easy task. Become privileged guests at one the world's three most widely visited landmarks, thanks to remarkable aerial images cinematography, and experience a journey of incredible wealth.
S02 E04Dec 19, 2019
St. Barts - Beauty and the Plane Dec 19, 2019 Set to a backdrop of skies buzzing with aircraft, Pierre Brouwers showcases the legendary St. Barts, an island that has successfully combined traditions with modernism, and remains one of the Caribbean's premier destinations. Featuring traditional feasts, uncommon adventures, and spectacular images, this documentary was written with great affection for this special destination.
S02 E05Dec 19, 2019
London - Mirror of the World Dec 19, 2019 London is a cosmopolitan hub with a major influence in the worlds of finance, the arts, and fashion. Pierre Brouwers knows London well because he lives there. Pierre's documentary takes us on a trip to discover a city where power stations are turned into works of art, where the sounds of brass bands emanating from Buckingham Palace mingle with the tones of the salsa, reggae, and the sitar.
S02 E06Dec 19, 2019
Northern Cyclades - Blue, White, Blue Dec 19, 2019 Journey to the Northern Cyclades, where the blue of the sea compliments the immaculate white of the houses, which themselves bring out the blue of the church domes. Neatly paved backstreets, windmills, dovecots, olive groves, and beaches bathed in sunlight make for a dream destination. The vivid imagery captures the soul and personality of each island, where traditions are held sacred.
S02 E07Dec 19, 2019
Japan - Zen Dec 19, 2019 The people of Honshu Island find their balance in the words, wisdom, and harmony of Zen. Travel the length and breadth of Honshu and explore historically fascinating cities like Kyoto and Hiroshima. Traditions, such as festivals, are very carefully preserved, but these days robots have largely replaced workers on car assembly lines, and younger generations lap up new technological innovations.
S02 E08Dec 19, 2019
Israel - The Future Dream Dec 19, 2019 Israel's history is steeped in incredible wealth, having been a crossroads for major civilizations, religions, and commercial and cultural currents that have nurtured the European, Arabic, and Asian worlds over time. Israel is a land full of vitality that has been made rich by intensive immigration, a land that cherishes its past, and is ever ready to prepare for the future.
S02 E09Dec 19, 2019
Southern Cyclades - Blue, White, Black Dec 19, 2019 Discover the southernmost islands of the mythical Southern Cyclades archipelago. Visit Amorgos Island where the cult film "The Big Blue" was filmed, Santorini, which is covered in cooled black lava, and Naxos, the isle of Dionysus, where each February they hold a dazzling carnival of sounds and colors.
S02 E10Dec 19, 2019
Jerusalem - City of Passions Dec 19, 2019 Jerusalem is a holy city for Jews, Christians, and Muslims, and each has its holy stone here: the Wailing Wall, the Stone of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Rock beneath the famous gold cupola. Over a tiny land area, the Old City concentrates an extraordinary amount of historical, religious, cultural, and architectural treasures.
S02 E11Dec 19, 2019
New York - Taxi Drivers Dec 19, 2019 Ride with Pierre Brouwers aboard yellow taxis, pedicabs, horse-drawn carriages, limousines, "gypsy cabs," and water taxis through the city of perpetual motion- New York City. Rich from their experiences, those who transport New York City reveal the hidden facets of the city that only they know. Discover their favorite places, their wisdom and tips, and their secrets.
S02 E12Dec 19, 2019
Oman - Incense, Gold, and the East Dec 19, 2019 Muscat, the Horn of Africa, Sultans, the incense road, the straits of Hormuz, the Indian Ocean, and the "desert of deserts" are words and phrases that excite the imagination and are synonymous with legends of the past. Oman, a country laden with history, along with geographic, cultural, and human wealth, has successfully preserved its treasures of authenticity
S02 E13Dec 19, 2019
Poland - The Road of Revival Dec 19, 2019 Torn for centuries between East and West, and often a victim of fate, Poland has always been able to overcome adversity. Pierre Brouwers set out to discover the traces of Poland's fascinating history and many facets of a country full of surprises. This is a captivating portrait of a Poland in transformation, and of a people eager to make up for lost time.