Millennium

Millennium

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Episode Guide

  • Millennium - At the Threshold (Episode 25)
    Episode 25:

    At the Threshold

    David Maybury-Lewis discusses the future with his Xavante brother and reflects on how the Navajo and other cultures have kept a sense of home and belonging.

  • Millennium - At the Threshold (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:

    At the Threshold

    David Maybury-Lewis discusses the future with his Xavante brother, whose strong family ties reinforce tribal heritage.

  • Millennium - Inventing Reality (Episode 23)
    Episode 23:

    Inventing Reality

    Science and magic clash when an epidemic threatens Mexico's Huichol; a cancer patient tells her story; Australian Aborigines sing reality into existence.

  • Millennium - The Tightrope of Power (Episode 22)
    Episode 22:

    The Tightrope of Power

    Though methods vary, all societies establish and enforce laws.

  • Millennium - An Ecology of Mind (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:

    An Ecology of Mind

    Colombia's Makuna manipulate nature to ensure their survival and the environment's; a modern gardener encourages changing attitudes.

  • Millennium - Inventing Reality (Episode 20)
    Episode 20:

    Inventing Reality

    Science and magic coexist in some societies.

  • Millennium - Touching the Timeless (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:

    Touching the Timeless

    Mexico's Huichol fulfill spiritual duty with peyote; a Navajo medicine man seeks the "Holy Ones" by sand painting, chanting and "walking in beauty."

  • Millennium - A Poor Man Shames Us All (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:

    A Poor Man Shames Us All

    Conditions in Kenya, Indonesia and the United States show the subjectivity of wealth.

  • Millennium - The Art of Living (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:

    The Art of Living

    Niger's Wodaabe express art in all aspects of life and Mali's Dogon have elaborate, masked funeral dances, in contrast to modern society's view of art as separate.

  • Millennium - Touching the Timeless (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    Touching the Timeless

    Host David Maybury-Lewis; Mexicans, Navajos and others search for spiritual meaning.

  • Millennium - The Tightrope of Power (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:

    The Tightrope of Power

    In Canada, the one-vote defeat of a constitutional amendment and the standoff in Oka, Quebec, challenge theories on democratic rule.

  • Millennium - The Tightrope of Power/At the Threshold (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:

    The Tightrope of Power/At the Threshold

    Though methods vary, all societies establish and enforce laws. David Maybury-Lewis discusses the future with his Xavante brother, whose strong family ties reinforce tribal heritage.

  • Millennium - The Art of Living (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:

    The Art of Living

    Host David Maybury-Lewis examines art's role in modern and tribal societies.

  • Millennium - Mistaken Identity (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Mistaken Identity

    Xavante initiation rites, Sumbanese death rituals and the family life of an abortion counselor illustrate how societies define identity.

  • Millennium - A Poor Man Shames Us All/Inventing Reality (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    A Poor Man Shames Us All/Inventing Reality

    Conditions in Kenya, Indonesia and the United States show the subjectivity of wealth; science and magic coexist in some societies.

  • Millennium - An Ecology of Mind (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    An Ecology of Mind

    Host David Maybury-Lewis; many societies manipulate natural forces to meet their needs.

  • Millennium - Strange Relations (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    Strange Relations

    Nepal's Nyinbas practice polyandry (one wife, many husbands); Niger's Wodaabe allow two types of marriage; a modern couple marry for the second time.

  • Millennium - The Art of Living/Touching the Timeless (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    The Art of Living/Touching the Timeless

    Host David Maybury-Lewis examines art's role in modern and tribal societies; Mexicans, Navajos and others search for spiritual meaning.

  • Millennium - Mistaken Identity (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Mistaken Identity

    Host David Maybury-Lewis examines how people of various cultures form identities.

  • Millennium - A Poor Man Shames Us All (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    A Poor Man Shames Us All

    The experiences of a New York advertising executive, an Indonesian Weyewa and a Gabra boy of Kenya illustrate different aspects of wealth.

  • Millennium - Mistaken Identity/An Ecology of Mind (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Mistaken Identity/An Ecology of Mind

    Host David Maybury-Lewis examines how people of various cultures form identities; many societies manipulate natural forces to meet their needs.

  • Millennium - Strange Relations (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    Strange Relations

    Host David Maybury-Lewis; Nepalese women take many husbands; Nigerians allow two types of marriage per household.

  • Millennium - The Shock of the Other (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    The Shock of the Other

    David Maybury-Lewis visits the Xavante in central Brazil and meets the Mascho-Piro of the Peruvian Amazon in an examination of tribal societies.

  • Millennium - The Shock of the Other/Strange Relations (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    The Shock of the Other/Strange Relations

    Anthropologist David Maybury-Lewis visits his Xavante brother and a small tribe in Peru; Nepalese women take many husbands; Nigerians allow two types of marriage per household.

  • Millennium - The Shock of the Other (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    The Shock of the Other

    Anthropologist David Maybury-Lewis visits his Xavante brother and a small tribe in Peru.

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