A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Loaded with facts, yet told in a poetic, yet logical, manner. The geological phenomena which produce mountains are explained here, and the flora, fauna, and wildlife that live in the different mountain climates get their due. Everything is tied together to illustrate the enormity -- both geographic and of their because of their importance -- of mountains on our planet.
Respect nature's complexity. Everything is tied together, interconnected. Mountains remind us that we are lucky to be on such a spectacular planet.
Positive Role Models
The people who farm the earth with respect for their environment are to be honored.
Geographically diverse (Siberian, African, South American) tribal populations are shown briefly, though there is a leaning towards Europe when speaking of developed countries.
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Violence & Scariness
Volcanoes can eradicate plant, animal, human, and ocean life. A fish is shown being destroyed by a lava rock.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Mountains: Gateways To The Heavens is an educational documentary show about mountains and how their presence has a great effect on life as we know it. Quick jumps from one scene to the next and an abundance of information keep the documentary moving. Volcanoes erupt, throwing molten stones into the water, where fish and octopus play fast and loose with their lives -- some die, and others eat the remains. Excellent educational content delivered in a high-quality presentation.
Is It Any Good?
Poetic, yet informative, this educational documentary show draws connections between mountains and existence that they inspire. In Mountains: Gateways to the Heavens, the mystical nature of mountains is explored. Long the source of awe and wonder, this show looks deeply into the importance of mountain habitats to life on Earth.
Parents will enjoy the facts available here that they may not have considered before: the weather patterns that make up climates, the different types of mountain ranges, and the age of the ranges in one's own region. Kids will stay engaged with the quickly-paced visual content that explains geological and animal development. With a beautifully written narrative and stunning photography, this nature documentary is worth a view.
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