DESERTS

Program Details
Air Time: 
01/16/2014 - 1:00am - 1:44am
Program Title: 
THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK: THE MINING DESERT
Program Service: 
EX
PSIP Description: 
The Australian Outback is a vast terrain where Australia's aboriginal people must adapt to survive.
Long Description: 
This is the incredible story of life in the Australian Outback - a vast, red, sun baked terrain, of enormous size where Australia's aboriginal people must adapt to survive. Apart from Antarctica, Australia is the driest continent on the planet, with desert claiming more than two thirds of the land. The story of human presence here stretches back some 50,000 years. In recent years, the immense mineral reserves of these lands have been exploited and ancient cultures have been disrupted, sometimes obliterated. Yet still, miles from urban life, there are pockets of indigenous people living a semi-traditional lifestyle. It is full of staggering stories of survival against the odds.