On The Road Productions


World-Wide, World-Class Travel Films


A few years ago, WNDA Studios began converting approximately thirty analog slide shows - the kind of shows that used real 35mm slides - into modern hi-def videos. The original first-generation shows were shot on Kodachrome and Ektachrome film stock and occasionally included video from grainy video tape; the images told the story of a country and its people through captivating scenes found along the way, catching visuals of people and landscapes in their natural surroundings. Most of the stories recorded every day life, pageants, celebrations and events experienced in rarely visited areas of the country, showing unusual sites seldomly seen by the West. These early shows used the best technology available at the time incorporating two screens, four projectors and primitive surround-sound audio. With the availability of hi-definition technology, WNDA Studios has embarked on a years-long project to update and upgrade these archival gems. We offer an ever-growing catalog of these upgraded and renovated videos here.
Please enjoy . . .


On The Road Productions Presents . . .

Myanmar: Extraordinary World Cultures

Thousand-year-old temples and pagodas. Open-air markets overflowing with fresh, local produce. Factories churning out rubber bands. Come watch the ancient next to the new. Myanmar genuinely offers a treat for us all, from learning about age-old cultures to watching today's haircut.

The Taj Mahal and Rajasthan India

See the mystical, ethereal Taj Mahal as it changes hue throughout the day. And visit the major cities of Jaipur, Chittorgar, Udaipur, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur in Rajasthan State, India.

Holland: Keukenhof, Open Air Museum, Amsterdam - and More

Enjoy the millions of flowers at the world-famous annual flower show at Keukenhof. And visit Amsterdam's UNESCO World Heritage canals and Holland's most-popular Open Air Museum.

Ladakh, Northern India, a Region at the Top of the World

This video portrays a Bauti-speaking people living at altitudes above 11,500 ft. enjoying their short summertime in festivals and other outdoor activities. Their parades and dances exhibit centuries-old traditions, passing on ancestral customs and cultures. Remote hill-top monasteries offer captivating and charming life experiences from breathtaking vistas.

Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, Northern Vietnam

Watch the many happy, smiling faces of people on the streets of Hanoi. See the fresh produce and spices in outdoor markets. And enjoy the expansive vistas of Ha Long Bay with hundreds of house boats.

Sa Pa, Northern Vietnam - Before Tourism

Explore a small town in Vietnam shortly after it opened to tourists. See the H'mong, Dao, Giay and other ethnic groups before becoming overrun with curious sightseers. Savor the breathtaking beauty of the mountains and valleys, the home for centuries of these indigenous people.

Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam

This show featuring South Vietnam springs from an original four-projector, two-screen presentation showcasing Saigon, which has been renamed Ho Chi Minh City, and the area south of that city. You'll see lots of markets, faces and places. Please enjoy.

Guizhou Province, China - Festivals, Villages, Scenery  

Enjoy the annual Sisters' Meal Festival. Admire the Miao ethnic group's textiles and finery. Hear live lusheng pipes as dancers perform ages-old routines. And appreciate the spectacular scenery replete with Guizhou's impressive, ubiquitous rice paddies. You'll see the "look", the magic that can only be delivered by real film. The scenes in this show have been converted and restored from the original Kodakchrome slides, rendering a look of warmth only film can deliver.

Northern Myanmar - A Journey from Putao to Mandalay

Come along for a 17 hour drive through mud and dusty roads in the back of a well-used pick-up truck while exploring the people and countryside of one of the most alluring lands anywhere. See the centerpiece Shwedagon in Yangon before exploring Myanmar - from Putao in the farthest north to central Mandalay. Regard indigenous cultures in handwoven clothing meticulously fashioned on backstrap looms while exploring centuries-old temples and carvings illuminated by candlelight during evening prayers. Marvel at markets overflowing with locally-grown produce and spices. Come enjoy a world apart.

Ancient Cambodia - Temples from Extraordinary Times

Angkor Wat. Angkor Thom. Bayon Temple. Nearly a thousand years ago. So much history, architecture and culture here from other times. Come see ancient traditions borne out in solid rock, hewn from the thick jungle of Cambodia by rulers intent of perpetuating their dynasties. Enjoy the trip! And dream of civilizations past.

WW II Europe - 50 Years After -
  Part I

James R. Nelon captured the remains of war in Europe. He filmed Berlin after the fall of the Wall, before glitz returned to former East Berlin, while Hitler’s Bunker and the Reichstag remained untouched after the war’s end. He recorded the remains of Auschwitz and Dacau. You'll also see the stories of Lidice, Terezin, Berchtesgaden and the Maginot Line. All serve as reminders of the war.

WW II Europe - 50 Years After - Part II

In Part II of James R. Nelon's documentary of the remains of war in Europe, he filmed the five beaches of the D-Day landing at Normandy. He recorded the remains of the Buchenwald concentration camp and the Museum in honor of those who perished there. You'll also see the stories of Bastogne, the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes forest and the Bridge at Remagen. And much more.

Central Asia - The Silk Road Today

Follow in the footsteps of the ruthless Genghis Khan and the murderous Tamerlane through the heart of the centuries-old Silk Route. Tour the trading cities where caravansaries bartered silk and spices for hundreds of years. Admire the architecture of Muslim madrasas and minarets erected a thousand years ago. And enjoy today's markets and faces of Central Asia.

Laos

Laos! Southeast Asia's gem. Land of magnificent ethnic tribes tucked away in remote villages. A nation full of millennia-old temples, traditional celebrations and UNESCO-protected bygone centerpieces commanding to be explored and enjoyed.

Iceland

Come along and watch the land of boiling mud pools, spurting geysers, spectacular glaciers and tumultuous waterfalls in this enchanting film of one of the most scenic places in the world.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka. Historically Ceylon. Land of tea. And elephants. And festivals. World Heritage Sites, National Parks, the Annual Kandy celebrations and much more await you in this wonderfully choreographed video.

Gujarat, India Part I

WNDA Studios takes you to one of the richest states in India to explore art, ancient civilizations and wildlife. Watch double Ikat being tie-dyed and woven. View the UNESCO World Hertage Site of the remains of the 16th century capital of Gujarat. Enjoy the rural tribal Gair Fair at Kawant. And much more . . .

Gujarat, India Part II

In this Gujarat, India Part II video, explore winding streets and narrow alleys of ancient Ahmedabad, capital of Gujarat. View historic tribes in their brilliantly woven and adorned dress. Enjoy wedding processionals and Shaman "examinations" in rural Kutch. And much more . . .

Pakistan: The Face & Places of North-West Frontier Province - Peshawar / Khyber Pass / Swat Valley / Gilgit

Enjoy exploring beautiful areas of Pakistan: the North-West Frontier Province, a region especially difficult to reach and appreciate in times of conflict. Watch street vendors of Peshawar; view scenes on the way to the Khyber Pass; visit spectacular Swat Valley landscapes; and explore Gilgit and onward to Kashgar in China.

Cappadocia, Turkey: Home to Troglodytes, Fairy Chimneys, Local Music and More …

Explore the mountain caves in Turkey where 5th century Christians lived – and hid from persecution. See the fairy chimneys that dot the landscape of Central Anatolia. And admire the architecture of the ancient Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia landmarks of Istanbul. You’ll be entertained by music from Turkey while watching villagers as they socialize in the town square of Ushisar, the centerpiece of Cappadocia.

The Philippines - Remote Tribes from the North to Tawi-Tawi in the South

Soaring thousands of feet into the sky, verdant two-thousand year old rice terraces sustain water-filled paddies perched precariously at the edges of towering, steep-sloped mountains. Secluded, seldom-visited inimitable tribes dwelling at subsistence levels in isolated distant jungles and rain forests cling to distinctive thousand year-old customs and cultures, practicing survival mechanisms crafted throughout the millennia. Nomadic tribes living on remote, outlying islands survive by cultivating rich mountainside soil, enriched by traditional slash and burn practices, providing sustenance in their seclusion from the modern world. Come along and watch The Philippines.

Indonesia - Sulawesi, Seram, Borneo - Mystical Tribes Amidst Remote Islands

Venture into the remotest regions of Indonesia, travel solo into the jungles and mountains of isolated islands and inaccessible villages to visit, stay with and photograph peoples only envisaged. See images and videos painting a vision of life as it is today in the rain forests and jungles of Indonesia. View dramatic photos only succeeded by the superb, rich videos captured while on adventures to Sulawesi, Seram and Borneo Islands.