In the Americas with David Yetman, the new HDTV series by multiple Emmy Award-winning producer and director Dan Duncan and internationally renowned writer, host, and producer David Yetman, takes a fresh look at the lands that make up much of the Western Hemisphere. Each country contains landscapes, peoples, and history that have not received the attention they deserve on the world stage. In the Americas with David Yetman undertakes a new approach to travel and adventure.
A Gala Evening Presentation, presented by The Southwest Center and the Center for Latin American Studies
Part 1 is “Mexico City’s Markets: a Millennium of Trade.” The ancient Aztec capital city of Tenochtitlán was home to several great markets.As we travel through Mexico City, which sits on the foundations of the ancient Aztec home, we make a night stop in the historic flower market, brave our way through the controversial market of witches, and contemplate a bewildering array of merchandise at a flea market. Finally, we follow the route of ancient canals and board a boat for a ride through the market’s historic source, the floating gardens of Xochimilco.
Part 2 is “Blackfeet and Bison.” For well over a thousand years, the Blackfeet people of Montana have made their home where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains in Glacier National Park. For them, the bison (or American buffalo, as they call it) has been central to their survival, their culture, and their way of life. We join them as they seek to expand their once-threatened tribal herds of bison. We venture inside the park to find why the Blackfeet viewed it as sacred ground.