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In Romania there is a province called Oltenia where Pagan and Christian traditions meet and it is not unusual for people to prepare for their deaths sometimes many years in advance.
‘Life is serendipitous and if you have no ambition then you are more likely to notice the tangential moments that can shape your future in extraordinary ways and usually with great rewards’.So says Ralph T Hutchings and in this series A MAN OF NO AMBITION he sets out to prove this point. His meandering professional life has gained him wealth, a Lancet award for medical photography and publications in over fifty languages. Ralph takes us on an exciting journey of re-discovering the three dimensional world. Old Rolls Royce’s, Vintage military aircraft, Traction engines, Victorian gunboats, Pottery, Anatomy and his relationship with all things wood are just a few of the subjects covered in these programs.
Romania is a land of thieves, beggars and vampires…errr well actually no. Some of Its forgotten song is revealed as ROXI returns to her native country after an absence of five years. In her reflective journey through the layers of Romanian society she re-experiences the noble qualities of its people and the richness of their culture. From her peasant grandmother Maria, who still farms the land at eighty four, to nobleman Constantin Serban Cantacuzino and the restoration of his beautiful hotel ROXI's charming journey is full of people, places, poetry and song.
New York is the acknowledged home of SALSA which is a music form that is thriving in the rest of the world but what is its legacy in NYC today? The presenter of the film Hector Leguillow, a band leader and promoter in NYC since Salsa's hey day, talks with some of the great names of the SALSA world about the glory days of the 70's and 80's and the NYC SALSA big band scene today. A significant film on American culture.
Hrafn Gunnlaugsson, Icelandic film director, takes us on a journey back a thousand years into Norways' and Icelands' history. He talks of Christianity as a dominant religion that has eradicated ancient cultures and beliefs forcing them to convert to Christianity. So long ago the Crusades in the Middle East set the seal on present day attitudes in those countries today. How do we get beyond the past mistakes that are burned into history? How do we move on and embrace an open world of spirituality?