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PR Hidden India: The Kerala Spicelands on DVD Jul 24

PBS Distribution



Black pepper, ginger and cinnamon all have their roots in this beautiful land in the southwestern corner of India. Often called the Venice of South Asia, Kerala has fabulous cultural and food traditions. And it might be the world's first tolerant multi-religious society, a place where Hindus, Muslims, Christians, and Jews have lived together in peace and harmony for centuries.

Hidden India: The Kerala Spicelands EXPLORES A UNIQUE CORNER OF ASIA

Available on DVD from PBS Distribution July 24th
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Arlington, Va. - June 15, 2012 - PBS Distribution today announced it is releasing Hidden India: The Kerala Spicelands on DVD. Black pepper, ginger and cinnamon all have their roots in this beautiful land in the southwestern corner of India. Often called the Venice of South Asia, Kerala has fabulous cultural and food traditions. And it might be the world's first tolerant multi-religious society, a place where Hindus, Muslims, Christians, and Jews have lived together in peace and harmony for centuries. Trade and spices brought them together in tropical lowlands studded with coconut palms and cool mountain ranges where tea, cardamom, ginger, and rubber trees grow.

Host Bruce Kraig guides viewers to markets, spice plantations, rice paddies, elephant parades, traditional dances, and spectacular boat races. Hidden India: The Kerala Spicelands will be available on DVD July 24, 2012. The run time of the program is 60 minutes. The DVD SRP is $24.99.

For at least 3,000 years, this small region of India has attracted merchants, fishermen, and settlers from abroad. Unlike almost anywhere else in India, or other parts of the world, these outsiders were generally welcomed by Kerala's peoples and rulers. Trade and attitudes open to other peoples brought long periods of peaceful existence and a unique society.

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PBS Distribution is the leading media distributor for the public television community, both domestically and internationally. Jointly owned by PBS (Arlington, VA) and WGBH (Boston, MA), PBS Distribution extends the reach of public television programs beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system and our production partners.

PBS Distribution offers a diverse range of programming to our customers, including Ken Burns's films (Prohibition, The National Parks, The War, Baseball, Jazz), documentaries from award-winning series NOVA (The Elegant Universe, Origins), FRONTLINE (God in America, Bush's War, Growing Up Online), and American Experience (Freedom Riders, We Shall Remain), dramas from Masterpiece (Downton Abbey, Jane Eyre, Inspector Lewis), films from independent producers (Easy Yoga for Arthritis, The Buddha, The Story of India, Carrier, Journey into Buddhism, I.O.U.S.A.), and popular children's programming from Dinosaur Train, Super Why!, WordGirl, Cyberchase, Martha Speaks, and Arthur. As a multi-channel distributor, PBS Distribution pursues wholesale/retail sales, consumer and educational sales through PBS- branded catalogs and online shops, and international broadcast and video sales. PBS distribution is also a leader in offering programming through digital platforms including the internet, mobile, and web-connected television.

Hidden India: The Kerala Spicelands
Street Date: July 24, 2012
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 60 Minutes
SRP: $24.99
Format: DVD

PBS Distribution

June 25, 2012, 7:15 am - PR
Keywords: documentary





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