Deutsche Welle
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On Island Time (13 x 30 min. HD)

Islands often figure in our dreams and fantasies. We are drawn to the idea of white sandy beaches and clear blue water, remoteness and tranquility. Real islands can be tiny coral reefs or huge expanses of land, nation states with large cities and millions of inhabitants; they can be located in tropical climes or in the icy waters of the Arctic. Many secluded islands have developed their own distinctive flora and fauna.

As for their human inhabitants, there is often talk of an island mentality. Many islanders are closely bound up with the ocean, are involved in maritime trade or fishing, and maintain local traditions. We tell of South Sea islands, natural paradises, islands of fire and ice as well as the lives of island dwellers.
01  Hainan – China’s Tropical Paradise
02  Usedom – Germany’s Sunshine Island in the Baltic
03  Cape Verde – Creole Culture off the West Coast of Africa
04  Elba, Montecristo and Gorgona – Italy’s Tuscan Islands
05  Saint Lucia – Caribbean Zest for Life Under the British Crown
06  Dalmatia’s Island Garden – Off the Coast of Croatia
07  Big Island – Hawaii and the Ring of Fire
08  Capri, Ischia and Procida – In Italy’s Gulf of Naples
09  Lofoten and Iceland – Islands in the Arctic Ocean
10  The Canaries – Spain’s Volcanic Archipelago
11  Rodrigues – In the Shadow of Mauritius
12  Mallorca and Menorca – Spanish Mediterranean Sisters
13  The Maldives – Island Realm in the Indian Ocean
Arabic, English, Spanish
16:9 | HD
13 x 30 min. HD
Not available worldwide.