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The Search for Shangri-La / Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.).

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorPublic Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], ©2005.
Description1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Series In Search of Myths and Heroes, with Michael Wood
In Search of Myths and Heroes. UNAUTHORIZED
Contents Introduction: In Search of Myths and Heroes: Shangri-La (1:27) -- The Story of Shangri-La (2:25) -- Agra - Capital of the Mughal Empire (3:10) -- In Search of Shambala (2:05) -- Following the River Ganges into Tibet (2:54) -- The Story of a Prince (2:18) -- Detour Through Nepal (3:19) -- An Ancient Culture (2:06) -- The Prophecy of Padma (0:45) -- Ancient Treasures of Tibet (2:12) -- More Secrets of the Monastery (1:35) -- Living Descendant of Shangri-la (3:02) -- Survival of Ancient Culture (1:59) -- Climbing Higher (2:36) -- Village at the End of the World (2:55) -- Harsh Conditions (2:55) -- Ethereal Dawn on Top of the World (2:00) -- Entering a Mythic Landscape (3:01) -- Mount Kailash (3:03) -- Hidden City (3:00) -- Glimpse of a Lost World (3:09) -- The Meaning of the Myth (1:37) -- Back to Our World (1:12) -- Credits and Sponsors: In Search of Myths and Heroes (1:09)
Abstract James Hilton popularized the tale of the magical hidden valley of Shangri-La in the 1930s in his novel, Lost Horizon. However, the story of a lost kingdom high in the Himalayas - a paradise free from war and suffering - is descended from a much older Indian myth. In this program, Michael Wood takes a thrilling trek through India, Nepal, and to Tibet's Mount Kailash, the sacred center of the world for all Hindus and Buddhists. After hundreds of miles on dirt roads, he reaches the fantastic ruins of the lost city of Tsaparang, which he suggests is the real inspiration behind the Shangri-La myth.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 23, 2011.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 6 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), 2005.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Other title In search of myths and heros (Television program)
Publisher number44318s Films Media Group
Publisher number44320 Films Media Group

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