Following the April 2019 fire that almost destroyed Paris's iconic Notre Dame Cathedral, a team of engineers, masons and timber workers set out on the daunting challenge of restoring France's historic landmark.
The program traces the dramatic human and technical challenges of the project's first three years, going behind-the-scenes with carpenters shaping lumber for the new roof and spire, stone masons repairing gaping holes in the vault, and artisans who use traditional techniques to restore stained glass windows. A symbol of the nation's identity and resilience, Notre Dame gradually rises from the ashes, thanks to a restoration project like no other.
Producer: Laurie Cahalane, Judy Lubman, Alessandra Bonomolo
Executive Producer: Julia Cort, Chris Schmidt, Carlo Massarella
Production Company: NOVA; Windfall Films Ltd.; GBH; BBC
Production Year: 2022
Copyright Year: 2022
Director: Jody Lubman, Alessandra Bonomolo
Narrator: Mercer Boffrey
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 60 minutes
Number of Episodes: 1
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen