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Easter Island documentary on the BBC
TIKIWAGON
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Joined: Sep 09, 2002
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From: England
Posted: 2014-02-04 1:21 pm   Permalink

So did anyone see the documentary on the BBC 4 last week all about new theories on the demise of the Rapa Nui on Easter island,Very informative and makes me want see the place even more, But its a long way from England!, Not sure if American viewers can see it on the world service

 
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Kon-Hemsby
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
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From: Andover, England
Posted: 2014-02-05 04:34 am   Permalink

I watched it last night. Bloody good program, it makes me want to visit Rapa Nui even more.

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AdOrAdam
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Joined: Jun 16, 2013
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From: Wolverhampton, UK
Posted: 2014-02-06 2:33 pm   Permalink

Just watched it on catch up - good program, it presented some more views I hadn't heard yet!

 
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creativenative
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Joined: Feb 17, 2012
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From: Island of O'ahu
Posted: 2014-02-06 6:09 pm   Permalink

Love to have the title and other pertinent facts like the host or writer. For you readers out there (not viewers) I recommend reading "Statues that Walk" (2012) by Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo. Although somewhat associated with the Nova/National Geographic documentary titled: "Mystery of Easter Island" (2012). Both media involve Hunt & Lipo (book as writers, doc. as subject matter) but ironically the "Mystery of Easter Island" documentary is all about statues (moai) that walk while the book devotes only one and a half chapters to the "walking moai" theory and the rest of the book, especially chapter 9, "The Collapse" which briefly but powerfully educates us readers of the tragic Rapa Nui relationship with the west over the last couple of centuries. I wonder if the BBC doc. is about this sad history. "Statues that Walk" to me is a must read for anybody interested Rapa Nui.

FYI I'm a natural viewer but I have to read the books to at least pretend I have a somewhat knowledgeable background.

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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2014-02-07 07:35 am   Permalink

Can't seem to make it play.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01q9wjs


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creativenative
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From: Island of O'ahu
Posted: 2014-02-07 6:27 pm   Permalink

I can't play it either. But from the looks of the 3 clips it's a BBC documentary on the same Hunt and Lipo. Just don't know what subject they cover besides the walking moai. Love to see the whole doc. I guess us Yanks have to wait awhile before the BBC offers it on DVD. Ummmmph! I'm impatient as a young child. Ask my wife.

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SoCal Savage
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From: Los Angeles via Brooklyn NYC
Posted: 2014-02-07 6:33 pm   Permalink

Downloading it now. Thanks for the tip.

 
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tikibars
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From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2014-02-07 10:37 pm   Permalink

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TIKIWAGON
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Joined: Sep 09, 2002
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From: England
Posted: 2014-02-08 02:47 am   Permalink

Its been repeated a couple of times if anyone missed it.

 
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SoCal Savage
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From: Los Angeles via Brooklyn NYC
Posted: 2014-02-11 10:27 pm   Permalink

Watched it a few nights ago. The thesis makes sense. Nice to see the Rapa Nui having a voice. Would have loved to see more on the Moai, but good doc for sure.

 
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