A New Look at Native America with Gary Glassman
Air Dates: September 8-10, 2018
One of America’s persistent myths is that the first European migrants to the so-called “new world,” found a largely uninhabited continent. In a new documentary, Gary Glassman brings alive the thriving cities, social networks, art, and science of Native America.
Gary Glassman is a producer and director whose documentaries aired on NOVA/PBS, The History Channel, the BBC, National Geographic and The Discovery Channel, among other places. His Rhode island-based company, Providence Picture, has produced a wide range of films including Building Wonders of the World, Petra – Lost City of Stone, Colosseum – Roman Death Trap, Forensics on Trial, Building the Great Cathedrals, Riddles of the Sphinx, The Trial of Jesus, and The Bible’s Buried Secrets. Their films have won and been honored with nominations for television’s most prestigious awards — six Emmys, two Writers Guild Awards, the AAA Science Journalism Prize, International Archaeological Film Festival, the CINE Golden Eagle Special Jury Award, and many more.
Glassman’s next production, NATIVE AMERICA, a four-part series, premieres Tuesday, October 23, 2018 and continues October 30 and November 13. Weaving history and science with living Indigenous traditions, the series brings to life a land of massive cities connected by social networks spanning two continents, with unique and sophisticated systems of science, art and writing. Made with the active participation of Native American communities and filmed in some of the most spectacular locations in the hemisphere, NATIVE AMERICA illuminates the splendor of a past whose story has for too long remained untold.
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