A dazzling voyage throughout the great Mediterranean Sea. This beloved sea is bordered by some 20 countries and for more than 2000 years and has held a spell over artists, writers, history-lovers, food and wine aficionados and all those seeking "the good life" of the great "Middle Sea" of the world.
This travel film explores the diverse natural geography as well as some of the unique towns and major cities peppered around the Mediterranean. This epicurean journey moves east to west, beginning in exotic Alexandria, Egypt and sailing to such alluring locations as Kusadasi, Ephesus and Istanbul, Turkey; then to the romantic Greek Isles of Mykonos and Santorini; then on to intriguing Kotor, Montenegro and Dubrovnik, Croatia.
The journey continues to incomparable Venice, Florence, and Italy's stunning Cinque Terre coastline. Then we continue west to savor the French Riviera & Aix-en-Provence; and on to Spain's wild Costa Brava towns and to cosmopolitan Barcelona. And finally we explore fascinating Gibraltar - a British Territory (and one of the "Pillars of Hercules") and finish in lovely Lisbon and Sintra in Portugal – at the very western edge of the glorious and chimeric Mediterranean.
Marlin Darrah is probably the world's most traveled filmmaker. He is the award-winning executive director and cinematographer of the renowned Portland, Oregon-based Production Company, International Film & Video. Darrah's 34 years of production experience have taken him to more than 140 countries worldwide, yielding more than 70 documentary and travel-adventure programs to date.
PBS, History Channel, Discovery Channel, all the major have aired Darrah's international footage or programs. Recently, a two-hour documentary he shot and directed in Egypt was screened at the Cairo Opera House to an audience of 3000 guests.
Over the years, Darrah has produced promotional programs for dozens of international travel-adventure clients (e.g. Society Expeditions, TraveLearn, Exploration Cruise Lines, etc.). Several respected stock footage companies (including National Geographic) represent thousands of Darrah's best international HD shots.