Feb 19, 2015 | 9:42The Nature of Things Furs And Filthy Weather - The Great Human Odyssey Video
The Nature of Things Furs And Filthy Weather - The Great Human Odyssey Feb 19, 2015 | 9:42For "The Great Human Odyssey", Niobe Thompson and his crew travelled to the most remote part of the Russian Arctic, Chukotka, to film dramatic recreations of an ancient Ice Age culture. They filmed on rotten sea ice and mountain peaks, inside reindeer-fur yurts and hunters camps. And their actors were locals, sea-mammal hunters of the Bering Strait.
Feb 10, 2015 | 0:30The Nature of Things Rise of a Species - The Great Human Odyssey - Promo Video
The Nature of Things Rise of a Species - The Great Human Odyssey - Promo Feb 10, 2015 | 0:30Like other kinds of human who once shared our world, Homo sapiens should have died away. Discover how our species faced near extinction in Africa, and then found a place to rebuild. Explore the birth of language and art at archeological excavations scientists are now calling “the cradle of the human mind”.
Feb 6, 2015 | 8:16The Nature of Things Evolution of the Mind - The Great Human Odyssey Video
The Nature of Things Evolution of the Mind - The Great Human Odyssey Feb 6, 2015 | 8:16Director Niobe Thompson collaborated with South African filmmaker Craig Foster to bring the world of our earliest coastal ancestors to life. They worked over six months to build scientifically accurate costumes, choose locations along the Cape Coast, and cast a group of actors from local townships.
Feb 5, 2015 | 13:20The Nature of Things Making of a Film Score - The Great Human Odyssey VideoClosed Captions available
The Nature of Things Making of a Film Score - The Great Human Odyssey Feb 5, 2015 | 13:20Filmmaker and Anthropologist Niobe Thompson teamed up with Composer Darren Fung to create a magnificent musical score for the upcoming CBC series The Great Human Odyssey. In an era when live-recorded orchestral scores are a dying breed, Thompson and Fung brought the Edmonton Symphony and ProCoro Canada to one of North America's premiere acoustic spaces: Edmonton's Winspear Centre. Over three days, over 70 classical musicians and a large team of sound recording engineers recorded a remarkable score, capped with a sold-out public performance. See what happened!
Feb 5, 2015 | 7:29The Nature of Things To Shoot a Reindeer - The Great Human Odyssey Video
The Nature of Things To Shoot a Reindeer - The Great Human Odyssey Feb 5, 2015 | 7:29For the crew behind "The Great Human Odyssey", filming a mid-winter migration of reindeer nomads in Russia's Arctic was one of their toughest assignments. A year of preparations led up to a gruelling journey across the frozen moonscape of Chukotka, and it was only possible because of a unique mode of locomotion: a "vezdekhod". Watch this "behind-the-scenes" and find out what that is.
Feb 3, 2015 | 1:22The Nature of Things The Antibiotic Hunters - Promo Video
The Nature of Things The Antibiotic Hunters - Promo Feb 3, 2015 | 1:22Increasing resistance to antibiotics has been called “the most pressing global health problem of our time”. A new documentary travels to an ocean reef, a rainforest canopy, a frigid cave and even the mouth of a giant lizard – all in the urgent search for new antibiotics.