Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

Around the World With the Hat Family Series

"Highly Recommended. This series compares cultural differences in a way that is both lively and interesting." -NAMTC/NMM Review
"Highly Recommended This is an excellent series, which is packed with information about countries and cultures all around the world." -CITC Review
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3. Belgium, Ghana, India

3. Belgium, Ghana, India

In this program viewers continue with the Hat Family on their year long educational journey around the world. They start by visiting the grand castles, quaint towns, and lush and fertile landscapes of storybook Brussels, Belgium, in central Europe. They sample Mites (French fried potatoes), Belgian waffles, and Brussels sprouts, and march with the trumpeters, flag throwers, and papier-mache stilt giants called Gilles, in the Ommegang Festival in the central market square. The Hat Family then springs to the southern coast of West Africa, where they dress in their Kente hand woven cloth robes, throw palm leaf tassels called Odos, and celebrate an abundant harvest of maize and sweet potatoes in Ghana's ancient tribal ritual called the Yam Festival. Their final stop in this leg of their journey is in geographically and culturally diverse India, where they walk through lush forests and fertile plains, and view the majestic towering peaks of the Himalayan Mountains. Dressed in colorful silk-wrap Saris and white cloth turbans, the Hat Family join in the mythological Ram Lila Hindu pageant of the ten day Dussehra festival, where good triumphs over evil. Once again viewers will revel in the sights, sounds, and symbolism of different world cultures. 98/11DE PI 15 min.

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