I was very excited when I received this package in the post! For anyone who loves film and is as fascinated by its history, this is a treat. Especially interesting is the way Cousins embraces a world view of cinema. The documentary goes for 15 hours - or a whole weekend not leaving the house - and includes interesting clips of some well-known and perhaps much lesser known film stories, from places ranging Calcutta, China, Japan, Senegal,Egypt and Iran, to the wonders of Northern European cinema, the Eastern Block, Hollywood, and less mainstream American and British film. I was particularly impressed by the early days of cinema and being able to see the origins of many Hollywood ideas in non-western and European cinema. Some interesting interviews with directors and actors including Sharmilla Tagore and Lars Von Trier, and some well chosen clips and discussions from the feast of cinema. It is in many ways good introduction to the ideas and movements in cinema history. Am inspired to see more of the work of Ray and Ozu now, and to show this dvd to my 89 year old dad who will just love this.