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East to West, Season 1, Episode 3, A Force from the Desert
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directed by Nick Gillam-Smith; produced by Nick Gillam-Smith, in East to West, Season 1, Episode 3 (Artarmon, New South Wales: Special Broadcasting Service, 2013), 56 mins
We trace the origins of the Arabs and Islam, from nomadic Bedouins to the sophisticated Nabataean cultures at Petra and the magnificent city of Palmyra. We then follow the story of the Prophet Mohammed in Mecca and the spread of the empire through the Middle East and North Africa. This episode balances the usual i...
directed by Nick Gillam-Smith; produced by Nick Gillam-Smith, in East to West, Season 1, Episode 3 (Artarmon, New South Wales: Special Broadcasting Service, 2013), 56 mins
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East to West, Season 1, Episode 2, The Triumph of Monotheism
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directed by John Fothergill, 1712-1780, in East to West, Season 1, Episode 2 (Artarmon, New South Wales: Special Broadcasting Service, 2013), 56 mins
Today one god is worshipped by two thirds of humanity. It is the culmination of an extraordinary story by which a single deity emerged from a pantheon of thousands in the crucible of religious ideas that was the ancient Middle East. In this episode we trace the birth, development and explosion of the religion of A...
directed by John Fothergill, 1712-1780, in East to West, Season 1, Episode 2 (Artarmon, New South Wales: Special Broadcasting Service, 2013), 56 mins
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East to West, Season 1, Episode 4, The Muslim Renaissance
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directed by Jack Macinnes, fl. 2008; produced by Jack Macinnes, fl. 2008, in East to West, Season 1, Episode 4 (Artarmon, New South Wales: Special Broadcasting Service, 2013), 59 mins
In this episode we reveal how a golden age of invention and scholarship thrived in the Islamic World at a time when Europe lingered in the dark age. We see how Muslim scholars brought together for the first time the ideas of the Greeks and Romans with Persian and Indian mathematics and astronomy, and developed the...
directed by Jack Macinnes, fl. 2008; produced by Jack Macinnes, fl. 2008, in East to West, Season 1, Episode 4 (Artarmon, New South Wales: Special Broadcasting Service, 2013), 59 mins
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East to West, Season 1, Episode 6, The Rise of the Ottomans
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directed by Melisa Akdogan, fl. 2001-2014; produced by Melisa Akdogan, fl. 2001-2014, in East to West, Season 1, Episode 6 (Artarmon, New South Wales: Special Broadcasting Service, 2013), 54 mins
At the time of Elizabeth I, the greatest power in the world was not England, France or Florence, it was the Ottoman Empire – one of the world’s first truly global and multicultural Empires. The film follows the rise of the Ottomans in the Anatolian city of Bursa and tells the dramatic story of how they conquer...
directed by Melisa Akdogan, fl. 2001-2014; produced by Melisa Akdogan, fl. 2001-2014, in East to West, Season 1, Episode 6 (Artarmon, New South Wales: Special Broadcasting Service, 2013), 54 mins
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East to West, Series 1, Episode 1, Between Two Rivers
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directed by John Fothergill, 1712-1780, in East to West, Series 1, Episode 1 (Artarmon, New South Wales: Special Broadcasting Service, 2013), 57 mins
This episode follows the birth of civilization in Anatolia and the Middle East. We go back to the very beginnings, when hunter-gatherers pause in Gobekli Tepe and start to build the world’s first structures around 12,000 years ago. We follow the first stages of civilization: the rise of agriculture, governance a...
directed by John Fothergill, 1712-1780, in East to West, Series 1, Episode 1 (Artarmon, New South Wales: Special Broadcasting Service, 2013), 57 mins
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East to West, Season 1, Episode 5, The Asian Crucible
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directed by Nick Gillam-Smith; produced by Nick Gillam-Smith, in East to West, Season 1, Episode 5 (Artarmon, New South Wales: Special Broadcasting Service, 2013), 58 mins
This spectacular episode explores the extraordinary powers and civilizations that have emerged from central Asia. First the Seljuk Turks took on the Byzantines, pushing their way into Anatolia. In a cave in Cappadocia we discover a long lost painting that reveals how the two cultures co-existed. We follow the Mong...
directed by Nick Gillam-Smith; produced by Nick Gillam-Smith, in East to West, Season 1, Episode 5 (Artarmon, New South Wales: Special Broadcasting Service, 2013), 58 mins
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East to West, Episode 7, The Ottomans and the West
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directed by Melisa Akdogan, fl. 2001-2014, in East to West, Episode 7 (Sydney, New South Wales: Special Broadcasting Service, 2013), 56 mins
This episode looks at the wider Ottoman world, taking in superb merchants' houses in Birgi (Anatolia) and Damascus. At the edge of empire, on the Persian border near Mt Ararat, we discover how the Ottoman's controlled the extremities of Empire at Ishak Pasha's magnificent palace. The program then explores the gro...
directed by Melisa Akdogan, fl. 2001-2014, in East to West, Episode 7 (Sydney, New South Wales: Special Broadcasting Service, 2013), 56 mins
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