Into the Deep: America, Whaling and the World

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History Documentary hosted by Willem Dafoe, published by PBS in 2010 - English narration

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Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World America, Whaling, and the World Equal parts fantastic sea adventure, mythic saga of man versus beast, and cautionary economic and environmental tale, Ric Burns Into the Deep is the thrilling, epic story of three centuries of whaling and the unique relationship between American whalers and the giant creatures they hunted. These mysterious, mammoth beings both revered and reviled fueled the expansion of the American economy and enabled Nantucket, a backwater Massachusetts colony settled by religious refugees, to become a capitalist power on a grand and global scale. At the height of the whaling industry, U.S. whaleships encircled the globe, a massive state-of-the-art fleet crewed by highly-skilled mariners whose ever-widening search for prey enabled them to chart the seven seas. Once slaughtered for the precious oil that filled their massive heads a high-quality illuminant that lit the drawing rooms of Europe and greased the wheels of the Industrial Revolution these magnificent creatures once again have a role to play at the new struggle to supply to our energy needs. As man continues to exploit resources and hunt species out of existence, this look at whaling s past is stark reminder of not only the volatility of the global marketplace but the danger of viewing the planet and its creatures as commodities.

“ I wasn't sure what to expect when I bought this DVD but soon after popping it into the DVD player, I was hooked. This is the best American Experience documentary I have ever seen. ”

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  • Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
  • Video Bitrate: 1245 kbps
  • Video Resolution: 720 x 416
  • Video Aspect Ratio: (16:9)
  • Frames Per Second: 25
  • Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3)
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 kb/s AC3 48000 Hz)
  • Audio Streams: 2
  • Audio Languages: English
  • RunTime Per Part: 114.Mins
  • Number Of Parts: 3
  • Part Size: 1.09 GB (1,120 MB)
  • Source: PDTV
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  • Extra’s Run-time 20mins 250MB

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