<World Leader Ban Ki-moon/Beacons of the Future>
This coming new year, Arirang TV will broadcast a special documentary featuring diplomatic and political leaders from Korea who have played an active part in international community. Consisting of two segments, the first part will be titled “World Leader, Ban Ki-Moon” and will cover his year-long diplomatic struggle to become UN Secretary-General as a candidate who comes from a divided country. In the second segment, “Beacons of the Future,” viewers will learn about the stories of Korean-Americans in the US, who have been establishing a leading faction in the political system. Tune in to learn more about the secrets behind their success, and the perspectives on Asian power in the US.
<My Friend Korea>
Arirang TV’s special show, “My Friend Korea” introduces Korea’s new strategy of globalizing introducing Korea’s representative Culture & Arts, ranging from Korean cultural heritages listed on UNESCO which symbols an oriental beauty and mind, to a new cultural icon of Korea - “B-Boy.” Featuring beautiful and sensational images, it provides global viewers with Korea’s new culture codes.
<Mystery of Asia>
Westerners call the Asian culture “mysterious.” To Asians, however, it’s just a way of life that is scientific.
“Mystery of Asia” is a documentary showcasing the large and small elements that make up Asian culture. To foreigners, the topics may seem exotic -- Shamanism, Eastern medicine, martial arts and the Kama Sutra are some of the subjects touched upon in the series. But to residents in Asia, these themes are a part of history as well as modern life.
Tune in and discover the tradition, soul and wisdom behind the Asian lifestyle. That way, it won’t be a mystery anymore.
1. Ninja, A journey of finding the shadow
Ninjas thrived during the dark ages known as the Warrior Period. Everyone knew about them and their ideology. This episode covers one Westerner’s journey to understand the fact that ninjas were a very real part of Japanese history.
2. Erotica, It runs through the earth
The Kama is known to be the most important type of pleasure, one that takes precedence over even religious perfection. It also had little to do with status, academics and wealth. In fact, in India, sexuality is part of the Sage’s lineage. What are some of the things ancient Indians attained through sexuality? Find out on this episode of “Mystery of Asia.”
3. Judgement of Character
Humans have long read each other’s faces. Experts can even decipher one’s past and future just from looking at the visage. This episode poses seven questions about the face. A representative motto? “We can change our faces through effort, and the changed face can change destiny.”
4. Qi, the Universe in you
What exactly is ki-energy? And how does it serve as the basis for numerous unsolved phenomena? Tune in and explore the world of ki-energy. You’ll discover that the human body and spirit make up one very distinct microcosm.
Ever wonder how a shaman in Korea leads a spiritual, active life amid the industrial and technology-driven climate of modern times? This episode takes viewers inside the private lives of Shamans, shedding light on how Shaman believes play a part in everyday Korean life.
6. Genghis Khan, the memory of the wind
Follow two artists as they journey to the hometown of Genghis Khan and re-experience the legend’s greatness. Through meeting intriguing people and visiting enlightening places, they learn the true meaning of this unforgettable figure and about the history of Mongolia.
7. Singing with spirits
Khoomy is a specific type of traditional vocal music sung with the throat. The song arises from the spirit, which adds to the art’s elusive and fascinating air. Unearth the mysteries of khoomy.
8. Sky burial, returning to life through death (Working title)
The setting is a temple in northern Tibet. The situation? Foreigners are prohibited from entering territory around the temple because a body, surrounded by eagles, is being carried. This is the venue for traditional Tibetan funerals, also known as sky burials. This film reveals the hidden philosophy of Tibetan life and death, a secret that has been sustained for centuries.
9. Elixir of Life
The human race has dreamt about immortality since the beginning of its history. This episode zooms in on a herb for eternal youth – one that has been sought by generations of ancient doctors and royal cooks. Dive into the mysteries of Asian medicinal herbs.
10. Desire for Emptiness
Western countries have satiated the human desire to fly through science and mechanics. Asia, in contrast, has tried to transcend gravity by using “Kyungongsul” (flying skills). Re-discover the origin of Asian martial arts.