Greece, Turkey & Burma with Simon Reeve (DVD)
The intrepid voyager travels across these diverse, beautiful nations. Three BBC travel documentaries.
Intrepid reporter Simon Reeve sets off on a challenging new adventure, travelling to the beautiful far-eastern country of Burma, a nation now at the centre of an international crisis amid allegations of ethnic cleansing and genocide. Seeking to get behind the headlines, he journeys across this incredible country, taking viewers through a land of jungle, coral, mountains and countless indigenous peoples. He examines and explores a nation experiencing unprecedented change while facing serious human rights challenges. Simon meets the influential Buddhist monks of Burma as well as a heavily armed guerrilla army - one of many still at war with the Burmese military. After an epic journey he asks why democracy and the rise to power of Aung San Suu Kyi has led to an increase in the horrifying violence against Burma’s Rohingya minority.
Join Simon Reeve on a surprising journey through the most turbulent and beautiful country in Europe. Greece is a country rich in history, politics, sunshine and sheer drama - yet one in the midst of economic crisis. Simon dives in the crystal clear waters of the Aegean and visits stunning mountain landscapes as he travels from the beautiful islands to the bear-inhabited forests of northern Greece. He encounters an extraordinary cast of characters, including rebel monks and gun-toting shepherds, as well as the migrants who’ve risked everything to get to the EU. And as he investigates whether the country can turn around its fortunes, he meets communities pulling together to help those most in need to try and keep the dream of the Greek good life alive.
Simon Reeve takes a dramatic journey across the historical nation of Turkey, a popular tourist destination that’s now at the epicentre of a crisis. Caught between war-torn Syria and a foundering European Union, the country is under threat from terrorism, mass-migration and political unrest. Simon seeks out the stories of Turkey’s past and present as he travels through a landscape shifting from turquoise coastline to the high-forested mountains of the north. He finds a culturally vibrant country confident of its own identity and sees first-hand how strongly the Turkish spirit continues to thrive - despite these difficult times.
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