The Unknown Planet

Films / Saturday, 19 September 2009

Decrypting Maya

In 1922, in a small railway village near Kharkov, Ukraine, a boy was born. By the age of five, he already knew the alphabet and had begun to write his own stories. But most surprising were the drawings in his notebooks with unexplained captions. Only a few decades later was the meaning of these words revealed, when their connection with the extinct Maya Indian Empire emerged.

Films / Monday, 21 January 2013

Old Believers of Russia

Krasnaya Village, Kirov region, 4 am. Everybody is still asleep. However, the old believers are already up for the reunion: ahead there is a long way of 160 km (100 miles) that needs to be walked during the next 4 days.

Films / Thursday, 24 September 2009

Shamans and Shamanism

When he is in the process of performing a ritual, he can intercept the runaway soul and make it return back to the body. The curing sometimes requires sacrifices but whether to do it or not can only be decided by the shaman himself.