Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
From the celestial mountains to the summit of the Shanghai Tower, two young peasants leave their village to journey to the megalopolis
1987 Peter Rose short film
They just arrived in France. They are Irish, Serbs, Brazilians Tunisians, Chinese and Senegalese ... For a year, Julie Bertuccelli filmed talks, conflicts and joys of this group of students aged 11 to 15 years, together in the same class to learn French.
The subversive masterpieces of Russian-Ukrainian writer Isaac Babel challenged the reality of life under rising totalitarianism, and led to his arrest and execution in 1940. In Finding Babel, Andrei Malaev-Babel confronts complex traces of a turbulent history that echo in his grandfather's writing and in the conflicts of today's Ukraine and Russia. Babel's fiction is woven into Andrei's search with ethereal animation that puts the viewer, like Babel's readers, between fantasy and reality.
A man lives his life while endlessly falling from a tower.
On the day that they receive their university diplomas, three young men make a bet: they are to marry a rich woman and meet again one year later...
From personal experience in Brussels (where she lives), and travel through Catalonia, the UK and Israel, Anna explores the benefits of linguistic diversity and found that the interaction between language and politics is the main obstacle for multilingualism .
Short by Koji Yamamura
One of Shaw Brothers' most productive directors, Sun Chung's action films had strong tension, snappy editing and slow motion which influenced up and coming martial arts director John Woo. Starring kung-fu comedienne Wang Yu, a ballistic kid on a mission to clear his father's name, The Kid With A Tattoo features plentiful ripsnorting martial arts by Jackie Chan's long time kung-fu classmates Yuen Hua and Yuan Pin, and Shaw Brothers' best martial arts fighting villain Wang Lung-wei.
Mesopotamia was the site of the Sumerian civilisation, which flourished at the confluence of the rivers Tigris and Euphrates. From 5000 to 2000 BC, the Sumerians flourished in a hostile environment by developing agriculture and irrigation and they opened up the trade routes of the ancient world. It was the Sumerians who invented writing and the wheel, and they first divided time into minutes and seconds. In the end however the Babylonian civilisation took the place of the Sumerians. However their heritage and myths live on in the Mediterranean and Western worlds to this day.
THE TOWER OF BABEL, Episode Three of In The Beginning Bible Series , God humbles a prideful people by confusing their speech, as they seek to build a great tower to Heaven.
"Babel / Letter to my Friends who Stayed in Belgium" narrates the day-to-day existence of a filmmaker wandering through his city (Brussels) and who has a notion to follow in the footsteps of dramatist Antonin Artaud and visit the Tarahumara people of Mexico. This is a film about intimacy and friendship. Written in the first person, it places Boris and Brussels in the center of the universe, here represented by the crazy, vertiginous, endless spiral of the biblical Tower. It is Boris's diary and self-portrait. He plays himself on screen (as do the cast of a hundred who also allowed themselves to be "Babelized")
In this animated science-fiction saga from Japan, psychic powers turn an ordinary student into the superwarrior Babel II, who must fight for the world's safety against a pack of angry zombies
In ancient times they talked of a city in which you could meet youself at birth and on your deathbed. If a city ever existed in which the past and the future were united with the present, it would exist now, and forever...
Physicist Dr Helen Czerski takes us on an amazing journey into the science of bubbles. Bubbles may seem to be just fun toys, but they are also powerful tools that push back the boundaries of science. The soap bubble with its delicate, fragile skin tells us about how nature works on scales as large as a solar system and as small as a single wavelength of light. Then there are underwater bubbles, which matter because they are part of how the planet works. Out at sea, breaking waves generate huge plumes of bubbles which help the oceans breathe. From the way animals behave to the way drinks taste, Dr Czerski shows how bubbles affect our world in all sorts of unexpected ways. Whether it's the future of ship design or innovative new forms of medical treatment, bubbles play a vital role.
Torre de Babel is a Brazilian telenovela produced by Rede Globo and displayed in its traditional schedule of 20 hours between May 25 1998 and January 16, 1999. Presented Glória Menezes, Tarcísio Meira, Tony Ramos, Edson Celulari, Marcos Palmeira, Letícia Sabatella, Adriana Esteves, Juca de Oliveira, Cláudia Raia, Natália do Valle and Maitê Proença in the lead roles.