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CNN: The Silk Road: Past, Present, Future

( 8 Episodes Available)

‘The Silk Road: Past, Present, Future’ will uncover how the cultural traditions and commercial trading synonymous with this iconic route between East and West are playing into the innovations and developments of today. Each month, CNN International correspondent Sumnima Udas will visit a different country along The Silk Road uncovering remarkable stories of innovation, culture and business. The format of the 30-minute show will combine the modern world with intelligent historical context that brings the region alive with colour, culture and a history of doing business.
Our final voyage begins in Venice, the birthplace of merchants like Marco Polo, whose exotic tales from the east strengthened trade all those centuries ago.

SHOW #9 - Italy

CNN: The Silk Road: Past, Present, Future
Release Date: 2016-02-18
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
"The Vikings" conjures up images of fierce warriors with horned helmets who ruled the seas and raided towns. However, unknown to many, the Vikings were the international tradesmen of their time.

SHOW #7 - The Viking Trade: An Unlikely Relationship

CNN: The Silk Road: Past, Present, Future
Release Date: 2015-12-17
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
‘Silk Road: Past, Present, Future’ continues its 9-month journey along the old caravan routes between China and Italy, exploring Armenia and Georgia on a road trip through the remote Caucasus Mountains.

SHOW #6 - Armenia/Georgia

CNN: The Silk Road: Past, Present, Future
Release Date: 2015-11-19
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
In Dubai, Sumnima Udas discovers the burgeoning uses of commercial drones and unmanned robotics. They aren't just for hobbyists anymore. We explore the expanding business applications for drones -- from inspecting power stations to collecting mapping data in remote desert areas. And also see how start-ups are developing the use of robots for big business.

SHOW #5 - United Arab Emirates

CNN: The Silk Road: Past, Present, Future
Release Date: 2015-10-22
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
An ancient capital and an epic history of maritime trade, the Sultanate of Oman is thought to be the birthplace of fabled Sinbad the Sailor.

SHOW #4 - Oman

CNN: The Silk Road: Past, Present, Future
Release Date: 2015-09-17
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
CNN's Sumnima Udas explores India’s capital, Delhi, which is home to one of the largest wholesale spice markets in Asia.

SHOW # 3 - India

CNN: The Silk Road: Past, Present, Future
Release Date: 2015-08-20
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
This month, ’Silk Road: Past, Present, Future’ continues its 8,000 kilometre journey across the old silk routes, traveling west from China, across remote deserts and snow-topped mountains, to explore the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan

CNN: The Silk Road: Past, Present, Future
Release Date: 2015-07-16
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
In this episode, Udas will explore modern-day silk production in the Hangzhou province, speak to China’s largest e-commerce company Alibaba about the internet being the world’s newest “Silk Road”, and see how the city of Xi’an is renovating Silk Road sites to boost tourism along the ancient route.

China

CNN: The Silk Road: Past, Present, Future
Release Date: 2015-06-18
Lang: English
Genre: Documentaries
Duration: 30 min
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