In almost perfect timing with the
Beijing Olympics, Treasures of the Silk Road by Madman arrives on
DVD that takes the viewer on a wondrous historical and modern
journey of those living near or on the ancient trade route of the Silk Road.
This engaging documentary
goes into great detail in showing the viewer the vastness of the
lands between Asia and India as we are taken on a majestic journey
through the Tien Shan mountains and one of the world's largest
deserts, the Taklamakan.
Unbeknown to me, Treasures of the Silk Road
also informs us of the hidden civilizations of the Taklamakan and
how its extreme landscapes and climates made this culture almost untouchable
from visitors for hundreds of years.
The documentary is truly
a work of art that pays homage to the original merchants who
travelled on this amazing route as they traded with a variety of
cultures such as the lost kingdom of the Loulan or the mysterious
If you are interested in archeology,
nature or history, than
Treasures of the Silk Road is a must have DVD and even though I am
history buff, I was surprised at to how much history the Silk Road
was linked to.
Brilliant video and audio quality, this
is truly an inspirational documentary that is majestic, gripping and
sometimes otherworldly, engaging from start to finish!