In the Footsteps of Marco Polo

In the Footsteps of Marco Polo

DVD - 2012
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Chronicles the journey of Belliveau and O'Donnell, two ordinary guys, as they set out to follow Polo's historic route. The film weaves footage from the duo's often perilous voyage with Marco Polo's descriptions and experiences. Detailed are their highs and lows as they retrace Polo's path, trying to see what he saw and feel what he must have felt.
Audience: E
Publisher: [United States] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, c2012
ISBN: 9781608835973
Branch Call Number: DVD 915.042 IN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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ShasCho
May 07, 2017

EAHeadon's comment says it all.
A refreshing change from smug talking heads
with time and money to burn
showing us the well-known tourist traps of the world,
these guys interact with real people in real places.
I'd love to see more of this type of travel video.

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thebritlass
Aug 30, 2015

Fascinating - great photography, interesting commentary, and important message - that the world is gull of (mostly) good people - meet them, and be a part of a positive change.

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EAHeaden
Jan 13, 2015

We were fascinated with this documentary -- not a polished travelogue, but a gritty account of formidable travel through war zones, frigid mountain passes, and the vistas of Mongolia, Tibet, and China. What an adventure!

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A_Summers_Day
Jan 07, 2013

This was an inspiring documentary! These men did some amazing and very difficult traveling, but they were able to see places that are infrequently visited yet are so beautiful. If you've seen the motorcycle trip "Long Way Round", you'll probably enjoy this.

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A_Summers_Day
Jan 07, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There is one scene in which a goat is slaughtered and gutted. Pretty graphic.

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