As every year does, Explora Films presents its new documentary films at MIPCOM, the main TV content market around the world, in Cannes, from October 13th to 16th .
Explora takes this opportunity to premiere its new wildlife production: “The Lemur’s Island” (1 x 52’), which takes us to the astonishing island of Madagascar, in the heart of the Indian Ocean and let us discover its wonderful fauna, unique in the world. A ring-tailed lemur, a group of sifakas, giant chameleons and prehistoric birds of the size of an ox will be some of the protagonists of this story.
Another proposal for this market is the docu-drama “Between two Worlds: The Story of Gonzalo Guerrero” produced by Minotauro and Teveunam and directed by Fernando González Sitges. This film tells us the amazing story of Gonzalo Guerrero, a Spanish soldier who transformed from being a maya’s slave into one of the mayan warrior chiefs who fought against the Spaniards in Yucatán.
Other titles showcased during MIPCOM are “Australia: A Journey through Evolution” (1 x 52’) and “Cuba, the Pearl of the Caribbean” (1 x 52’) both produced by the Explora Films wildlife unit.
In which concerns to projects and developing productions, Explora arrives at Cannes with several new titles. Two wildlife projects: “Flamingos” (1 x 52’), who we travel with in their annual migration from Africa to Northern Europe for their reproduction cycle. And “Time of Dragons” (1 x 52’), a film to discover the last survivor of the Secondary Era. The biggest, weirdest and most uncommon lizard: The Komodo dragon.
Furthermore, Explora will also showcase two anthropology-themed projects. “Sulawesi from Sea Gypsies to Mountain Men” (1 x 52’) is a journey to the island of Sulawesi, in Indonesia, where two of the most exceptional and lesser-known tribes in the world live. The “Bajau” or Sea Gypsies and the “Toraja” or Mountain Men. “Dwellings of the world” (1 x 52’) supplies an interesting study of the importance and development of dwellings and houses in the different tribes and civilizations that have lived and still living in this planet.
And last but not least, “Chillida, the Depth of Air”. (1 x 52’) is a co-production between Explora Films, Marmoka Films and TVE, developed with the support of the MEDIA programme and the Basque Government, and with the collaboration of Edurdo Chillida-Pilar Belzunce Foundation and the Zabalaga-Leku will be also showcased at MIPCOM.
“Chillida, the Depth of Air” bring us the impressive life and work of the Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida.
According to Carlos Sevillano, Explora Films GM, “We are confident about closing the financing for some projects during MIPCOM to secure our position as the main Spanish documentary film company with the best documentary catalogue of films produced in Spain for the world”.