Category: Global Culture

Varanasi, India

Varanasi, India is oldest inhabited city in the world with more than 5,000 years continuous history. Segment 1 (10:49 min)

Inside Mecca – The Hajj Pilgrimage

This National Geographic documentary of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca and sheds light on the universal principles of Islam during the days of the Hajj. The film follows three non-Arab Muslim pilgrims from Asia,...

Power & Control – LSD in The Sixties

An excellent independent documentary on the history of LSD concentrating on the power it has on people and society which led directly to why the U.S. government seek to control it’s use and distribution....

Ilha das Flores/Isle of Flower

Ilha das Flores/Isle of Flower is a 1989 Brazilian short film by Jorge Furtado. It tracks the path of a tomato from garden to dump with the help of a monotone voiceover and excellent...

China’s Sexual Revolution

CBC’s CHINA’S SEXUAL REVOLUTION is the world’s first glimpse – often using secret cameras – into the forbidden new China. It’s a surprising portrait of the Chinese today: the new free love generation that’s...

Six Second Drum Loop

This excellent video narrates the history of the “Amen Break,” a six-second drum sample from the b-side of a chart-topping single from 1969. This sample was used extensively in early hip-hop and sample-based music,...