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 25, 2015 | 11:26The Nature of Things The Sacrifice - The Great Human Odyssey VideoClosed Captions available
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 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.
Oct 8, 2013 | 0:29The Nature of Things Invasion of the Brain Snatchers - Promo Video
The Nature of Things Invasion of the Brain Snatchers - Promo Oct 8, 2013 | 0:29Parasites brainwashing their hosts -- it sounds like something straight out of science fiction. But this is no horror movie, this is a fascinating, new field of study. From zombie ants to a creature that may be influencing whole human cultures, INVASION OF THE BRAIN SNATCHERS isn't afraid to dive in.
Feb 5, 2015 | 13:20The Nature of Things Making of a Film Score - The Great Human Odyssey Video
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 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”.