Marco Polo: The China Mystery Revealed (2003)
This is an epic documentary production, beautifully crafted and filmed by director Jonathan Finnigan and award-winning National Geographic photographer Mike Yamashita. It tells the story of one of the greatest overland journeys ever attempted by man, and follows Marco Polo's China route along the legendary Silk Road, using his writings as our guide book. Along the way we follow Marco Polo's adventures, with all the sights and sounds of the journey enhanced by additional colour and texture from live musical performances. In this visual feast, we experience a world where little has changed in 700 years, and seek to answer the important question: Did Marco Polo reach his destination? Or was it all an exquisite, exotic tissue of lies inspired by their author's own dreams and imaginings? This beautiful film takes us closer to the truth, allowing the viewer to make up their own mind.