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MARCO POLO: ANOTHER WORLD

Nov. 23 @ 9pm | ‘Another World’ travels from Venice to the Holy Land, then north east through present day Iraq and through southern Iran to the home of the assassins of Alamut. A Chinese Professor travels West to Venice in search of the ‘shadow’ of Marco Polo to explore the meaning and implications of the Marco Polo story. And a young man form Venice, around the same age as Marco Polo, travels the physical journey East, a visual motif of the famous journey.

MARCO POLO: LOST WORLDS

Nov. 30 @ 9pm | The journey at the Pamir Mountains on the edge of China, from where Marco Polo follows the Silk Road, down to the forbidding Taklamakan Desert and onto the Mongolian steppe. He makes his way to Xanadu, the heart of Kublai Khan’s power base. Along the way we meet the modern guides on the ancient horse-drawn postal routes and discover the City of Women in modern day Tibet.

MARCO POLO: A NEW WORLD

Nov. 30 @ 10pm | Beijing in the 1270s to the rapid development of the city in the 1990s, Beijing represents the power and economic might of the country. Marco Polo sets out along the Grand Canal to Hangzhou and the magical West Lake. The film introduces millionaires who reflect on the ancient merchants Marco Polo found and a couple who’ve chosen a fairytale western wedding. The professor questions whether modern day Marco Polos would have similar encounters today.

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Al Jazeera America Presents brings viewers feature documentaries and original series from acclaimed filmmakers around the globe. Introducing compelling, seldom-heard voices and provocative viewpoints, this strand showcases important stories that entertain, enlighten and inspire.

 




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