Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson
Manufacturer: BBC Home Entertainment Brand: Warner Manufacturing
Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall FergusonThe West once ruled more than half the world. The religion it exported, Christianity, is still followed by a third of mankind. Above all, the way people live - or aspire to live - is unmistakably an invention of the West. All over the world, more and more humans eat a Western diet, wear Western clothes and live in Western housing. But are we living through the beginning of the end of the West's ascendancy? In this remarkable series, Niall Ferguson explains how by juxtaposing the West and 'the Rest', we can uncover the keys - the six killer applications - of Western ascendancy: the real explanation of how, for roughly five centuries, a clear minority of mankind managed to secure the lion's share of the EarthÂ´s resources.]]> Historian Niall Ferguson, with his warm Scottish burr and firm gaze, has a general theory of Western civilization and how it came to dominate the world over the past 500 years: Six "killer applications"--i.e., ideas and socioeconomic mechanisms--such as competition, science, and democracy. He illustrates his points with vivid comparisons (between the British colonization of North American and the Spanish colonization of South America, or between Europe and China in the 15th century, among others) and by spotlighting lesser-known historical figures that serve as fascinating examples, such as a castrated Chinese admiral who sailed huge ships from China to East Africa in the 1400s, or a German economist...
Holy Ghost: Reborn
Manufacturer: Capitol christian
In Holy Ghost Reborn, the sequel to the popular and controversial Holy Ghost, Director Darren Wilson continues his journey around the world in his quest to make a movie that is completely led by the Holy Spirit. Although the scope of the film is indeed huge, with Darren filming in the middle of a massive protest in Rome, with a witch doctor in Africa, with prostitutes and the homeless in Brazil, amidst the ancient ruins of Greece, and even with a group of Navy SEALs, Holy Ghost Reborn is ultimately a film about one mans search for the Spirit of God. It is a Spirit that created the Universe, but ultimately desires to reveal the truth of Jesus to all of us, individually. Darren searches for an invisible God, and finds a tangible friend who relentlessly pursues us all.
Many Beautiful Things: The Life and Vision of Lilias Trotter
Manufacturer: Oxvision Films LLC
From Executive Producer Hisao Kurosawa, (Dreams, Ran), comes the untold story of one of the world's greatest women artists and why her name was nearly lost to history. Many Beautiful Things plunges viewers into the complex age of Victorian England to meet Lilias Trotter, a daring young woman who defied all norms by winning the favor of England's top art critic, John Ruskin. In an era when women were thought incapable of producing high art, Ruskin promised that her work could be "immortal." But with her legacy on the line, Lilias made a stunning decision that bids us to question the limits of sacrifice. As Lilias journeys to French Algeria in the late 1800's to pioneer missionary work with women and children viewers are left to wonder "Could you abandon a dream to pursue your true calling?" Featuring the voices of Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey and John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones). Directed by award-winning filmmaker Laura waters Hinson (As We Forgive) with original music by Sleeping at Last. Executive Producers: Brian and Sally Oxley. This DVD contains options for Japanese audio and Japanese, Chinese and Korean Subtitles.
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