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Curious About ... Wales

Posted on 2/6/2018 12:00:00 AM in What We’re Watching

A note from independent filmmaker David Conover on why he chose this film:

I love Christine van Blokland’s exuberance and her inquisitive way of looking at the world. As an arts and travel reporter and the host of the Curious Traveler series, Christine travels everywhere in search of answers to the kinds of questions we forget to ask when we outgrow our childlike curiosity. In this episode of Curious Traveler, she finds herself in Wales, where she asks: Why is there a Prince of Wales but a Queen of England? Why are there more castles per capita in Wales than anywhere else in the world? Why is there a castle that looks like it belongs in Constantinople? How do you pronounce Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwy- rndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch?

Produced by Christine van Blockland and David Zelski

About David Conover:

David Conover a long-term partner of O.A.T. and Grand Circle, is an award-winning filmmaker and conservationist whose work has appeared on Discovery Channel, PBS, and National Geographic Explorer. He is the founder of Compass Light Productions and the nonprofit Conservation Media Group, and was recently the Coastal Studies Scholar at Bowdoin College. Learn more about David here.

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