This documentary about Czechoslovakia covers the period following World War II, beginning with the Russian occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1945, up to 1970.
In South India, and particularly in Kerala, the origins of the christian communities date back to the evangelisation by the apostle Thomas, who, according to tradition, landed on the Malabar coast in 52 A.D.
Later, those communities were linked to the Church of the East ( also called the Nestorian church, and later the Chaldean church). Having converted to the roman catholicism , they rebelled; from this time on, they split off into a number of groups: they divided into a roman catholic group and another group linked with the Syrian orthodox Church having Antiocha as the patriarchal headquarters.
This film tells the story of redressing a problem. People in Europe have been straightening rivers for hundreds of years, drying floodplains and destroying the landscape near rivers.
This has resulted in a drastic decline in the variety of species near and in rivers. But there is hope on the horizon from an unexpected source: of all things, as a result of human intervention, which played a part in destroying the natural surroundings: gravel pits.
Though still fairly unknown in Europe, Toussaint Louverture was the first great Black leader, prior to Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela.
Born a slave in the French settlement of San Domingo - present-day Haiti - Louverture had an extraordinary career, becoming General of the French army and eventually the Governor of the colony. Opposing Napoleon, wishing to reestablish slavery, he died in 1803; a prisoner of a French Jura fortress.