Columbus and the Age of Discovery; Crossing, The
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- Columbus and the Age of Discovery
- Crossing, The
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Seven part documentary series which chronicles Christopher Columbus' voyage and the age in which he lived. Explores the ramifications of European exploration on both their own cultures and that of the indigenous populations. An international co-production kicking off the 500th anniversary of the first voyage of Columbus. Series filmed on location in Argentina, the Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Germany, Ghana, Egypt, England, Haiti, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United States and Venezuela. Featuring Mauricio Obregon as the principal on-camera Columbus expert. Narrated by Will Lyman. Series release date: 10/1991
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Full-scale, working replicas of the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria follow the route of Columbus's first transatlantic crossing, while excerpts from his logs and journals evoke fifteenth century shipboard life.
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- Chicago: “Columbus and the Age of Discovery; Crossing, The,” 10/01/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 13, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EA97D1FA8DF24D36BC129CE480F727CF.
- MLA: “Columbus and the Age of Discovery; Crossing, The.” 10/01/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 13, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EA97D1FA8DF24D36BC129CE480F727CF>.
- APA: Columbus and the Age of Discovery; Crossing, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EA97D1FA8DF24D36BC129CE480F727CF