Feb 26, 2015 | 8:45The Nature of Things Bedouin Journey - the Great Human Odyssey Video
The Nature of Things Bedouin Journey - the Great Human Odyssey Feb 26, 2015 | 8:45Late in the final stages of editing "The Great Human Odyssey", Director Niobe Thompson and Editor Brenda Terning realized the series lacked a little je ne sais quoi... So, they gathered the crew together for a reunion tour in the Arabian Desert. And it just so happened, they were filming in the footsteps of David Lean and Lawrence of Arabia. Have a look at this making-of, and see how the Bedouin brew their coffee.
Feb 25, 2015 | 11:26The Nature of Things The Sacrifice - The Great Human Odyssey Video
The Nature of Things The Sacrifice - The Great Human Odyssey Feb 25, 2015 | 11:26We take the camera to a remote rain-forest village in Papua New Guinea to witness a spectacular and shocking ritual: the male initiation of the Crocodile People. After a year of negotiations, our film crew was granted unprecedented access by the village Elders. But when we arrived in person, we faced a final hurdle: a sex change operation. Confused? Have a look.
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.