ATO Collection: Asian Influence

ATO Collection: Asian Influence


The Ponds: Still Waters Run Deep

It’s an experience that has barely changed in the 200 years since Keats and Constable immortalised them and, while modern life gets ever more chaotic, film-makers Patrick McLennan and Samuel Smith focus on the calmer waters of these gentle, gender-segregated ponds and discover what compels people to swim in 2˚C/36˚F water on a pitch-black January morning.

The four seasons and their distinct characters are vividly brought to life in The Ponds. At the height of summer the Heath is packed with picnickers and the queues to the ponds seem endless, to the annoyance of the year-rounders, while in the depth of winter swimmers break the ice to have their daily dips.

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Hello World: Shenzhen

Bloomberg Businessweek presents an exclusive premiere of the latest episode of Hello World, the tech-travel show hosted by journalist and best-selling author Ashlee Vance and watched by millions of people around the globe.

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Story of Masters

Dan Fogler is on a journey to meet the masters of martial arts. From ancient teachers to fighters in modern arenas – the story of masters stretches through history and is still being written today.

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Secret World of Wellness: Ancient China

The timeless culture of China created the world’s first “wellness bible”– 2,500 years ago. The Chinese pursuit of a perfect balance between mind and matter, spirit and body, was nothing less than the quest for immortality. Because of its undeniable power, this ancient medical knowledge still flourishes today.

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Around the World in 80 Tricks: South Korea

Social influencers and magicians Magical Bones and Pete Heat travel to Europe and Asia to reveal a new and spectacular breed of street magic.

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Qi (chi)

Hollywood star Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts) travels across Asia to investigate the truth about qi (‘chi’) – the life force said to animate the human body which, when harnessed, can give an individual superhuman powers.

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