Chip Taylor Communications



Subject: History

Great Explorers Series

Great Explorers Series

This series offers a mix of historical and contemporary documentaries on some of the most courageous and daring people who have documented their explorations of the world. Programs available on 5 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 5-Disc Set. For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail

List of Titles


1. The Life and Work of Frank Hurley

1. The Life and Work of Frank Hurley

"Frank Hurley's pictures bring an ill-fated Antarctic voyage back to life - absolutely first-rate photojournalism by a cameraman who had no reasonable expectation of survival." -Time Magazine
"Photography within the Antarctic Circle is a challenge. Among the attractions are the huts built by the earliest Click for more


2. Antarctic Pioneers

2. Antarctic Pioneers

"Recommended. This program documents in black and white film footage 3 expeditions to Antarctica from Australia between 1911 to 1954; it is narrated by Frank Hurley, who was the film photographer on all of these expeditions; he died one week after this film was made in 1954. Hurley was along on all of these expeditions Click for more


3. Antarctica: Journey to the Ice

3. Antarctica: Journey to the Ice

Best Documentary -BGT Award
"Highly Recommended. This documentary gives viewers a front row seat aboard a Russian icebreaker to witness the beauty and wonder of the Antarctic; it presents the history of previous explorers and of the whaling industry that once thrived in the Click for more


4. Vasco da Gama 's Voyage of Discovery

4. Vasco da Gama 's Voyage of Discovery

"Recommended. There is some great footage of the voyage and the numerous memorials that still survive; also the viewer becomes a member of the crew and recreates the daily landings, discoveries, and trials of the participants." -EMRO Review
A stunning epic, re-tracing the steps of the intrepid voyage to Click for more


5. In Caribou Country: The Adventures of W.B. Cabot

5. In Caribou Country: The Adventures of W.B. Cabot

"Recommended. Pictures of the Naskapi people and the harsh landscape are strikingly detailed. The faces and expressions are vivid and clear." -EMRO Review
"Some of the artifacts Cabot gathered, including a drum, a bow and arrow, caribou-skin mittens and a pouch, and moccasins, are on display at Harvard's Click for more





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