Japan

This BBC documentary follows a young girl from rural Japan as she attempts to fulfill her dream - by becoming a geisha. (www.youtube.com)

One of the defining documentaries of the 20th century, THE ATOMIC CAFE (1982) offers a darkly humorous glimpse into mid-century America, an era rife with paranoia, anxiety, and misapprehension. Whimsical and yet razor-sharp, this timeless classic illuminates the often comic paradoxes of life in the "Atomic Age," while also exhibiting a genuine nostalgia for an earlier and more innocent nation. (www.youtube.com)

Sea turtles have experienced global warming twice, and they are now returning to the Eastern shores of Canada, pushing into the North Atlantic as the oceans are warming...again. In Becoming Myth, while I tried mostly to focus on the wonder of marine turtles, I swiftly realized how hard they were to find. A ubiquitous symbol for this planet in N.America, Japan, China, India, & Indonesia, this isn't the kind of animal we want disappearing on us.
Written, shot, & edited, by David Arthur 2007-2011(www.youtube.com)

Mark Dacascos travels to Japan to trace the footsteps of the ultimate samurai warrior Miyamoto Musashi.

China: The Roots of Madness is a 1967 Cold War era, made-for-TV documentary film produced by David L. Wolper, written by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Theodore H. White with production cost funded by a donation from John and Paige Curran. It won an Emmy Award in the documentary category.

Uploaded on request - the complete BBC News Panorama Documentry Japan Tsunami: The Survivors' Stories

Ep.1 The Way of the Samurai: Tokugawa Ieyasu unifies Japan and establishes a dynasty that will rule Japan for over 250 years.
Ep.2 The Will of the Shogun: The grandson of Ieyasu, Tokugawa Iemitsu, tightens control over Japan's warlords and expels all foreigners.
Ep.3 The Return of the Barbarians: Isolated from the West, 18th century Edo flourishes culturally and economically, becoming one of the liveliest cities in the world. But foreign forces are coming.
http://www.pbs.org/empires

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