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Posted by: In: News 28 Sep 2011 0 comments

Explora Films, a point of reference throughout the world for documentaries produced in Spain, will present its latest productions at Cannes, October 3-6 Rhinoceros will be the protagonists of a new wildlife special directed by Fernando Gonzalez-Sitges. “The curse of the magic horn” (1 x 52’) will show the incredible adaptation abilities of this endangered species. Through three different stories, we will know the variety of these big mammals: the African rhinos, the Indian and the elusive Sumatran rhinos will give us a surprising vision of these powerful and irritable giants which Man has pushed to the edge of extinction. The adventures of our three protagonists will lead us to discover the drastic measures that are being taken in many countries to ensure their survival. The anthropology filming crew has travelled to the heart of Africa in search of one of the most fascinating people that inhabit the equatorial jungles: the Pygmies. In “The agony of th...

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Posted by: In: News 15 Jul 2011 0 comments

Explora Films team has finished the postproduction of the documentary “The Celtic Legacy” directed by Jose Manuel Novoa. It is an ambitious project in coproduction with RTVE and Canal Historia and with the support of “Fundación Ciudad da cultura de Galicia” and “Xunta de Galicia”. The project has run for a whole year among preproduction, shooting and postproduction. The filming took place during a month in several natural locations in Galicia, besides historical settlement in France, Scotland and Ireland. It brings the audience to the times of one of the oldest and enigmatic civilizations of Europe.: the Celtics. For the historical recreations different sets were built, as a village in the beginning of the Bronze Age, and more that 200 extras perform daily activities in the old settlements in the northeast of Spain. The usage of aerial shots and computer generated images in 3D in the documentary gives an spectacular view that brings ...

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Posted by: In: News 21 Jun 2011 0 comments

As every year, Explora Films attends Sunny Side of the Doc, one of the most important dates for documentary film professionals. During three days, La Rochelle becomes a meeting point for producers, distributors, commissioning editors and buyers from all over the world. New projects and productions are pitched, showing the new trends of the genre. Explora Films brings this year an exclusive and ambitious documentary project: “The Lady of Cao”. It has been developed thanks to the support of the European MEDIA Programme and it will be coproduced by RTVE (Radio Television Española), the Wiese Foundation and the support of the Peruvian government. The documentary portrays the story of the Mommy of Cao, the first female ruler found in Peru in the times before Columbus. Through re-enactments, 3D images and the participation of experts and researchers, we will unfold who this fascinating character was and how this discovery has changed all previous theories about the ...

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Posted by: In: News 09 May 2011 0 comments

Our documentary “The Lord of Sipán”, directed by José Manuel Novoa, continues its international journey through festivals. The movie documents one of the most important discoveries in the contemporary archaeology: the tomb of the Lord of Sipán. A compelling story in which we relive this discovery by the Peruvian archaeologist Walter Alva and his incredible fight against looters. The movie is to be premiered in Italy during the XXII International Festival of Archaeological Film” that takes place in Rovereto, form the 3rd to the 8th of October this year. The festival, together with the magazine “Archeologia Viva” are focused in the promotion and development of Italian and international archaeological heritage. The documentary will be screened as opening film of the festival, the 3rd of October at 8.45 pm, in the Auditorium del Polo Culturale e Museale “Fausto Melotti”. Free entrance. If you will be aro...

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Posted by: In: News 19 Apr 2011 0 comments

Start the new section “Behind the Camera” in our YouTube Channel. Explora “Behind the Camera”, allow to our fans to discover the secrets of how we shot our movies. We reveal what viewers usually do not see, the world irremediably hidden by the unidirectional camera lens. How was it done? Who shot it? What happened on the set? How did the film crew get there? What technologies have been used? These are just some of the questions that we are trying to answer in our new section “Behind the Camera”. If you are curious about our obsession to record the reality, you can’t miss it!...

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Posted by: In: News 14 Apr 2011 0 comments

Explora Films has just been recognized internationally as one of the world’s leading production companies and distributors by RealScreen, a Canadian documentary trade magazine distributed worldwide. Considered as one of the most prestigious publications and highly valued by professionals in the documentary sector, the magazine draws up an annual list of the companies with the greatest presence on the international market every year. The list is made public during MIPDOC, the world’s most important market specialized in documentaries, where buyers from around the world attend every year. The companies that make up this prestigious list are chosen not only by the editorial staff, but also by buyers and programmers from television channels and networks all over the world. Known as the “Global 100,” the list is a snapshot of the companies that have demonstrated that they are not only the most influential companies working in the documentary genre, but also th...

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Posted by: In: News 14 Apr 2011 0 comments

Explora Films has just released in DVD three new titles from its catalogue of documentaries for the home market in Spain. They are 3 anthropology specials where we will travel to remote countries located in the Himalayas, to the plains of the Sub-Saharan Africa or where we will go in search of the last shamans that still live in the planet. In “Himalayan Dwellers” we will meet peoples who live in one of the mot inhospitable regions of the planet, in the highest mountain range of the planet, where life seems impossible and where man have managed to adapt despite the inclemency of the land. “Kings from an Enchanted Africa” will take us to a magical world, where we will meet curious courts and kings that seems to belong to fairy tales. A journey to a wonderful world , as far in distance as in time. Finally, “Shaman, the medicine of soul”, awarded as “Best Humanistic and Social Film” by the Biannual Science Film Festival in Ronda...

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Posted by: In: News 28 Mar 2011 0 comments

Just as it does every April, Explora Films will attend MIPTV, the showcase for international audiovisual content, to present its new documentary productions. India is the new destination covered by Explora on his latest production “The Pilgrims of the Ganges”, a journey through the North of India along the basin of the sacred river for Hindus, the Ganges. From the valleys located on the side of the Himalayas, cradle of Buddhism,, to the saint city of Benares, this documentary offers a fascinating journey through National Parks turned into sanctuaries for wildlife, and cities where Islam and Hinduism live together since centuries ago. We will witness the most crowded religious pilgrimage in the planet and get close to the mystic and enigmatic world of the Sadhus, the sacred men of India. Finally we will reach Benares, the sacred city, where Hindus purify their living souls and find eternal rest after death. This documentary will be a world premiere during MIPDOC scree...

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Posted by: In: News 23 Mar 2011 0 comments

Our documentary “Zebras on the Move” has passed the selection to participate in the XV “International Nature Film Festival – Trophy Stambecco d’Oro”. The festival will take place in Cogne (Italy), from the 22nd to the 28th of August 2011. The festival is organized by “Ente Progetto Natura” an association with the goal of contributing to the conservation of the environment, using the image as a tool of awareness. The Festival is sponsored by the Council of Europe, the Italian Ministry of Environment and WWF. The movies projected in previous editions of the festival have been produced by the mains broadcasters and producers, such as: National Geographics, BBC, ABC or New Zeland Television, among others....

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Posted by: In: News 02 Mar 2011 0 comments

Spanish producer Takeaway Films has trusted the distribution of its latest production “Seaway” to Explora Films. The series, 13 episodes of 25 minutes, will take the audience to the best diving locations in the world, to the remotest and most inaccessible sites. From different places in the Caribbean Sea to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, from the calm Indonesian waters to the remote Fiji Islands. We will visit unexplored sites to discover the wonders that lay underwater, in natural reserves and the most protected areas in the planet. “Seaway” is directed by Monica Gonzalez, who holds a broad experience in the TV industry, working for different Spanish channels such as TVE, Antena 3 or the regional channel in the Canary Islands. During the last 7 years, Takeaway has specialized in underwater filming and productions related to the sea and the environment. They have worked in “Seaway” for the last 3 years. With more thatn 20 years pro...

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