Twenties in Colour - The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn

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History Documentary narrated by Veronika Hyks and published by BBC in 2007 - English narration

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The remaining 4 episodes of 'The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn'

[edit] Europe After the Fire

First Aired on BBC Four, Thu 8 Nov, 20:00-21:00

Series examining Albert Kahn's ambitious Archives of the Planet project, in which he sent photographers, armed with the world's first user-friendly colour photographic system, around the world to document all aspects of human life.

When the Armistice was signed in November 1918, Kahn's team photographed the scenes of jubilation in Paris as they witnessed the negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference and recorded the horrifying aftermath of four years of war.

[edit] Middle East the Birth of Nations

First Aired on BBC Four, Thu 15 Nov, 20:00-21:00

The First World War led to the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and its former provinces came under the control of France and Britain. Albert Kahn's cameras were there to record the establishment of new nations.

[edit] Far East Expeditions to Empires

First Aired on BBC Four, Thu 22 Nov, 20:00-21:00

Between 1914 and 1928, Kahn sent some of his most talented photographers to the Far East. In Cambodia, Vietnam and Japan, they produced a compelling photographic record of economic and cultural life, subsistence industries, and ceremonial practices, and produced a fascinating portrait of the life of a wealthy Maharajah in India during the British Raj.

[edit] The End of a World

First Aired on BBC Four, Thu 29 Nov, 20:00-21:00

The last programme in the series shows the films shot by Kahn's cameraman Lucien Le Saint who joined the French fishing fleets in Newfoundland, the film and colour autochromes shot by Frederic Gadmer who recorded Voodoo religious practices in Benin and the experimental colour films produced by Camille Sauvageot in 1928, depicting the lives of farmers, Gypsies and bullfighters in France.

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  • Video codec: X264 (Cef's build 699 | 2 pass)
  • Resolution: 704 x 400
  • AR: 1.78:1 (~ 16:9)
  • Framerate: 25 fps
  • CQM: Prestige
  • Quants | Video Bitrate:
  • o Ep1: I = 20.99, P = 23.48, B = 24.65 | 1629 kbps
  • o Ep2: I = 21.72, P = 24.44, B = 25.43 | 1642 kbps
  • o Ep3: I = 21.42, P = 24.50, B = 24.78 | 1639 kbps
  • o Ep4: I = 19.55, P = 22.51, B = 23.46 | 1647 kbps
  • Audio Codec: Nero_AAC
  • Audio bitrate: 128 kbps (cbr) 2 Channels
  • SR: 48 kHz
  • Subtitles: Possibly later not now
  • No of ep: 4
  • Runtime: ~ 59 mins
  • File size: 746 MB
  • Encoded by: ashinc

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