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Posted by: In: News 15 Mar 2010 0 comments

The documentary series features three 52-minute episodes and is produced by Orbita Max in co-production with Televisió de Catalunya. The series follows the story of the first contemporary expedition across the entire Arabian Peninsula, passing through Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. Cultural and natural riches are discovered on a journey taken by geophysicist and explorer Pascuale Scaturro and photographer Michel L’Huillier. Journalist and producer Jordi Llompart directed the series, having previously directed the documentary IMAX film The Mystery of the Nile (2005)—a huge international success with more than 9.5 million viewers. His recent project Magical Journey to Africa is also worth noting. The first fictional European feature with live sound to be filmed entirely in stereoscopic 3D, it will premiere in all cinemas (3D digital, 35mm and IMAX) on May 7th, 2010. With more than 20 years of experience in the productio...

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Posted by: In: News 04 Mar 2010 0 comments

Explora Films, a point of reference throughout the world for documentaries produced in Spain, will present its latest nature and travel productions at Cannes, April 12-16. Elephants are the leading players this year, as they take the stage in a new special produced by the Natural History team—“Elephants—the Twilight of the Giants” (1 x 52’). This HD documentary, which was filmed over a two-year period of time in India, Kenya, Tanzania, Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic, provides a window into the life of these colossal creatures. We are guided by a young mother, a weathered matriarch and an expert mother who leads her son to a bai for the first time ever—a clearing in the jungle where elephants gather. For 52 minutes we are able to observe the social relationships, intelligence, sensitivity and needs of these giants, who are literally being stripped of their living space by our species. “The Kingdoms of the Himala...

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