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You may have seen our earlier messages about Heritage Broadcasting Service, our answer to Netflix. We have three new titles on Heritage (heritagetac.org) to tell you about. Launched on January 1 by our nonprofit, Heritage soon will have 161 titles to choose from in this Netflix-like subscription service. Please share this information with your networks. The new titles, which will go live on October 18, are as follows:
Strata: Portraits of Humanity Season 8, Episode 1
With this first episode of Season 8, we launch our own, ALI-produced series on Heritage! (1) This film provides a brief overview of more than a decade's worth of investigation into the archaeology of alpine snow and ice in the Greater Yellowstone area of the Rocky Mountains, USA, and the effects of climate change on archaeological sites and artifacts. (2) In 1943, a young Ashkenazim named Akiva risks a journey through Miechów in Poland in order to fulfill his obligation to honor his deceased mother on the anniversary of her death. He gets arrested by the Nazis and runs into an elderly rabbi he knows, who also is in Nazi custody.
The Gallic Pact
In 57 BC, Julius Caius Caesar, the Roman proconsul at the time, led a military campaign against the Gallic people, seizing control of their lands in what is now the country of France. Meanwhile, a young Ambiani aristocrat named Uertragos, domiciled in fertile and bountiful Samara, in northwestern Gaul, discovered his roots and culture through an initiatory journey. That journey took him from being merely the responsibility-free son of a Gallic leader to the man who led an historic uprising against the Romans occupying Gallic lands.
We, the Voyagers: Our Moana
In our isolated Polynesian community, we live the story of our ancestral culture-hero, Lata. To make a voyage, Lata needs a crew. He welcomes men, women and children—its hard workers with skills along with applicants of dubious character, including an anthropologist, Dr. Marianne “Mimi” George. Our community blesses the vessel and sailors, and we learn how to sail in Lata’s embrace. We find our way in the open ocean by attending to winds, waves, stars, and other signs that our ancestors show us when we need them. We arrive at islands and learn what happened to family members since the last voyage, some generations earlier. We reconcile, reaffirm our love for each other, and look to our future together.
We have lots more shows in the pipeline and we’ll keep you informed about them. Remember that you can watch Heritage on your smartTV with Roku, as well as on your desktop, tablet or smartphone at heritagetac.org, where subscriptions are available. By helping us build our subscription base, you will be supporting our nonprofit and the public mission we pursue, while at the same time adding to your quality of life!
From your friends at Archaeological Legacy Institute
Richard M. Pettigrew, Ph.D., RPA
President and Executive Director
Archaeological Legacy Institute