Japan

50mins2007DocumentaryNR
From youthful Buddhists to graceful Geisha, the people of Japan strive to balance modernity and technology with tradition. We join to Geishas to learn of the people behind the perfect facade, a rare and fascinating glimpse into a mystical world, few women can handle the training resume, the years of toil that go into effortless beauty. In the mountains of Koya religion is everywhere, from monks to ancient statues. In Okinawa fresh vegetables in the diet seem to over a key to long-life, the oldest inhabitant was still working in the fields at 102 and continues to thrive two years on. We finish with a robot, the first humanoid ready to go into production - it'll wake you in the mornings, even go through your work out with you - this is a glimpse of the future. 
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R
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A powerful, emotional and relevant reminder of the heartbreaking toll war takes on the innocent, this award-winning documentary tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China, in the early days of World War II. As part of a campaign to conquer all of China, the Japanese subjected Nanking?which was then China's capital?to months of aerial bombardment, and when the city fell, the Japanese army unleashed murder and rape on a horrifying scale. In the midst of the rampage, a small group of Westerners banded together to establish a Safety Zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. Unarmed, these missionaries, university professors, doctors and businessmen?including a Nazi named John Rabe?bore witness to the events, while risking their own lives to protect civilians from slaughter. The story is told through deeply moving interviews with Chinese survivors, chilling archival footage and photos, testimonies of former Japanese soldiers?and a staged reading of the Westerners' letters and diaries by Woody Harrelson, Mariel Hemingway, Jurgen Prochnow and others. NANKING is a testament to the courage and conviction of individuals who were determined to act in the face of evil and a powerful tribute to the resilience of the Chinese people?a gripping account of light in the darkest of times. This version of the film features descriptive narration for the blind and visually impaired, created by the Narrative Television Network.
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Nanking - Narrated